Norse Corp., a San Mateo, CA-based provider of live attack intelligence solutions, raised $11.4m in Series A1 funding.
The round was led by KPMG Capital. Under the terms of the investment agreement, KPMG Capital has also secured licensing rights for KPMG member firms to offer Norse threat intelligence products and services to clients through the network’s global cyber security practice.
The company intends to use the funds to bolster product development efforts and accelerate expansion in high-growth markets.
Led by CEO Sam Glines, Norse provides live attack intelligence solutions that allow companies to pre-emptively block cyber-attacks, track emerging threats and detect compromises.
The company’s solutions leverage the Norse Attack Intelligence Network, a proprietary live threat network composed of more than 16 million Norse-owned IP addresses housed in over 200 data centers across 50 countries. Through its global warning grid of millions of sensors, decoys, crawlers and agents, the network continuously analyzes traffic and detects a multitude of IP risk factors.
Norse’s family of enterprise threat intelligence solutions includes the Norse Appliance™ 10g and the Norse Intelligence Service™, an “early-warning-as-a-service” that allows large financial services firms and government agencies to identify compromised systems, spot malicious activity and track attacks while they are still under way.