GV and Cisco Invest $30M In Enterprise Security Service, Skyport Systems

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Skyport Systems, providers of enterprise security architecture, announced Tuesday a $30 million round of funding, led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), with participation from Cisco Investments, Thomvest Ventures, Northgate Capital and InstantScale, as well as all existing investors Index Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Intel Capital.

This Series C round brings total Skyport funding to $67M, enabling the company to expand sales and marketing and accelerate its research and development programs. Skyport’s team – comprised of founding engineers from Cisco and Juniper – delivers next-generation infrastructure built to actively and continually protect the business-critical systems it hosts.

Skyport SkySecure delivers an infrastructure for protecting IT environments from attacks while providing visibility into all traffic and administrative changes. Delivered as a completely integrated system, Skyport Systems SkySecure is the first commercial Hyper-Secure Infrastructure architected from the ground up to provide continuous validation to ensure system integrity and remote management to ensure auditability, according to a prepared statement.

 It can be easily deployed in 30 minutes to protect an organization’s critical workloads. Since its launch in May 2015, Skyport Systems SkySecure has seen rapid adoption by government entities, institutions of higher education, enterprises and SMEs seeking to safeguard their most critical IT assets, according to Skyport.

“Security leaders have been saying for decades that security needs to be built in from the ground up yet most solutions just bolt on or around. If organizations are serious about protecting their information they need to consider that now is the time to re-platform for security,” said Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems in a prepared statement.

“Skyport Systems’ approach delivers powerful security protections in a pre-integrated easy-to-use system saving customers money and helping them achieve a high level of security and compliance,” he added.