Security startup vArmour targets the hybrid cloud with a $21M funding round

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vArmour, a stealth startup that specializes in securing data centers, has landed $21 million in a series C round; the company also disclosed on Wednesday that it brought in a $15 million series B round last December. With the new funding rounds, the company now has $42 million in investment.

With the Mountain View-based startup still in stealth mode since 2011, vArmour has been a bit hush-hush when it comes to the details of how its technology works. The only thing vArmour CEO Tim Eades would say about what exactly the company does is that the software startup helps people understand how network traffic flows throughout their data centers in order to prevent hacking attacks. It doesn’t matter whether or not the data centers are comprised of physical machines, virtualized networks, software-defined networks or part of the public cloud, Eades explained.

“We fundamentally believe that with the rise of mobile, cloud and virtualization that the enterprise has never been more vulnerable than it is now,” Eades said.

Given that vArmour’s security service aims to cover all areas of the data center, it seems that the startup is targeting companies that follow the hybrid cloud model, in which bare metal machines work in conjunction with the public cloud as the basis of a company’s IT infrastructure.

The company plans on using the cash to build out its worldwide sales team as its hired close to 70 salespeople and technical workers in the last couple of months. vArmour plans to formerly launch to the general public in the fourth quarter of this year and will unveil pricing for its services, said Eades.

Columbus Nova Technology Partners led the latest founding round along with Citi Ventures and Work-Bench Ventures. Menlo Ventures drove the series B round last December. Menlo Ventures general partner Pravin Vazirani and Columbus Nova Technology Partners founder and managing director Mohsen Moazami will both join vArmour’s board of directors.

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