Proficio, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based provider of managed detection and response (MDR) services, raised $12m in funding.
The round was led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., an alternative investment management firm focused primarily on the middle market in North America. In conjunction with the funding, Nate Locke, partner at Kayne Partners Fund group, will join Proficio’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its geographical presence in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, and introduce new cybersecurity platforms and services.
Founded in 2010 and led by Tim McElwee, co-founder, president and chairman of the board, Proficio provides managed security service (MSSP) and managed detection and response (MDR) solutions to customers in key markets, such as healthcare and financial services.
Its ProSOC service provides accurate, 24×7 security monitoring and alerting, advanced threat detection, and automated response services.