Stamus Networks Raises $6M Series A to Expose and Eradicate Serious Threats and Unauthorized Activity in Enterprise Networks
The round was led by First Analysis, a Chicago-based venture capital firm renowned for supporting emerging B2B technology companies, with participation from new investor SmoothBrain. In addition, existing seed stage investors Elevate Ventures and VisionTech Partners also participated in the round.
This investment further cements the company’s position as an innovator of enterprise class, Suricata-based threat detection and response systems that deliver effective results by integrating modern machine learning with traditional detection mechanisms from intrusion detection (IDS) and network security monitoring (NSM) systems. Focused on elite cyber defenders who require details, control, and transparency, Stamus Networks provides a powerful alternative to both legacy systems and the heavily-hyped artificial intelligence (AI) products that simply trigger a warning with no explanatory context or evidence.
“We were impressed by the conversations we had with Stamus Networks’ sophisticated enterprise customers. Each praised the comprehensive, transparent, and granular evidence delivered with detections triggered by the Stamus Security Platform,” said Howard Smith, Managing Director at First Analysis. “The customers also applauded the company’s exceptional customer support. We look forward to helping scale the organization for breakout growth in this exciting market.”
The company will use the funds to advance product innovation, elevate customer experience, and effectively scale go-to-market resources and programs.
“Some of the world’s most targeted organizations trust Stamus Networks and its network-based threat detection and response solutions to help secure their operations,” said Nick Mirchef, co-founder of SmoothBrain. “This notable list of customers includes central banks, multinational government institutions, departments of defense, managed security service providers, and financial service providers.”
“We are excited to partner with First Analysis and SmoothBrain and are grateful for the confidence they and our existing investors have placed in us,” said Ken Gramley, CEO of Stamus Networks. “The funds will enable us to expand our market reach and accelerate our research and development, bolstering our position as the leader of Suricata-based network security for enterprises. Ultimately, it will help us keep more of the most targeted organizations in the world secure,” Gramley continued.