Qumra Capital Invests in IntSights' Vision for Automated External Threat Intelligence
November 19th, 2019
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The Future of External Threat Intelligence is Automation, And It's Here
Today, we announced a $30 million series D investment round led by Qumra Capital and joined by our existing investors. This is a momentous occasion for IntSights, validating our efforts to bring the next wave of threat intelligence capabilities to enterprises and government agencies across the globe. The company has come a long way since its founding in 2015, and we look forward to bringing many new and exciting products and solutions to the market.
Most importantly, we are proud to be a critical part of our customers’ cybersecurity stack and we can’t thank them enough for their support as we take IntSights to the next level.
Founders (left to right): Guy Nizan (CEO), Alon Arvatz (CPO), Gal Ben David (CTO)
Our Customers: The Heart and Soul of IntSights
IntSights now has over 275 enterprise customers around the world. Leading enterprises trust our solution because we are able to automatically detect, block, and remediate threats in external environments. But we take it a step further: Every day, when our product managers, engineers, threat intel analysts, researchers, sales representatives, and marketing staff come to work, their primary mission is to solve the serious cybersecurity challenges our customers face.
Cybersecurity is a tough business to be in. From all corners of the world, often unknown adversaries take aim at intellectual property, customer data, and financial information. Our commitment is, and has always been, to deliver high quality solutions at speed that solve for the most pressing external cybersecurity challenges for our customers. We are excited to roll our new capabilities in 2020 that will help our customers better manage risk and defend forward, giving IntSights users the edge against increasingly sophisticated adversaries.
We recently held our international and Americas customer advisory board meetings – in Amsterdam and Dallas, respectively – where some of the best security minds in the world spent two days working with our product and customer success teams to iterate on our product strategy for 2020 and beyond. We take our commitment to our customers seriously, and we truly value your passion for cybersecurity and your direct involvement in helping build the world’s best External Threat Protection suite.
IntSights 2020 Americas customer advisory board held at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium
Investing in Our People
At IntSights, our people are our number-one asset. Over the past four years, we have seen the company grow from fledgling startup to an enterprise solution provider with a global reach. We now count 150 employees in our ranks. From a leadership perspective, we have brought seasoned professionals on board to take the organization to the next level.
In 2019 alone, we hired Jay Zimmet as Chief Revenue Officer (CA, Xceedium, Verizon, NetSec, Memco), Jason Thompson as Chief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer (SecurityScorecard, NS1, SSH, Q1 Labs), Brian Costello as Vice President, Americas Sales & Global Channels (Flashpoint, RiskAnalytics, Verizon/Terremark, Cybertrust), and Etay Maor as Chief Security Officer (RSA, Trusteer, IBM). In addition, David Johnson (Blackstone, Cloudera, Cylance, Glilot Capital Partners, New Horizons, Mercy College, Mphasis, Optiv, Pactera) has been appointed to the company’s advisory board and will work with the executive team on strategic initiatives.
In 2020, we will continue to ramp up our operations and hire in our core offices including New York City (HQ), Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Dallas, Boston, Singapore, and Tokyo. As always, we are looking for the best and brightest talent out there, and people who really want to make an impact in the cybersecurity industry.
On a recent call with a leading analyst firm, the analyst covering the external threat intelligence space remarked on both the tremendous size of the market (in the billions) as well as the tremendous number of players in the space. If you look out across the threat intelligence space, you see a number of approaches, most of them based on manual, human-driven collection and analysis. In addition, external threat intelligence is often not integrated into the security orchestration layer, thus slowing down response and remediation times. There are a number of point solutions on the market, including intelligence collection, TIP, takedown, and services, meaning the market is ripe for consolidation into a next-generation suite.
The external threat intelligence space is going through a revolution, where automation is becoming the key component to effectively identifying and responding to cyber threats.
Managing Director of Qumra
IntSights’ foundation is purpose-built with automation at its core. Early on, we recognized the limitations that legacy solutions relying primarily on human-driven collections and analysis ran into at scale. That is why we leverage human-driven capabilities to discover new sources and methods and then incorporate those new sources and methods into the product. This means IntSights has eliminated the primary constraint on external threat intelligence. We can scale to the size of the internet and continuously evolve our capabilities based on emerging threats.
With integrations into SIEM, SOAR, endpoint, IAM, cloud and IoT, network, and incident response solutions, we enable security teams to leverage external threat intelligence data to automatically take action across their security stack. Our all-in-one approach enables enterprises to streamline operations and consolidate point solutions into the IntSights Enterprise Threat Intelligence Suite.
The future is bright at IntSights. We look forward to continuing to lead the external threat intelligence market and work hand-in-hand with our customers, employees, partners, and investors to make the digital world a safer place for everyone.
Guy Nizan is VP, Threat Intelligence at Rapid7 and former CEO & Co-Founder of IntSights, which was acquired by Rapid7 in July 2021. Guy leverages his entrepreneurial experience, extensive military leadership training, and technology acumen in the areas of cybersecurity operations, cyberthreat reconnaissance, and artificial intelligence to lead Rapid7's threat intelligence practice. Guy is a founding member of an elite Cybersecurity Intelligence Unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and was named a Forbes 30 under 30. Prior to that, Guy worked as a cybersecurity consultant for a number of companies.
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