Netography, a new autonomous network security platform, today emerged with $2.6 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The startup aims to leverage real-time data from network devices to help security and network teams automatically block malicious traffic.
Co-founders are DDoS mitigation pioneer Barrett Lyon as CEO and Dan Murphy as CTO. Lyon, known for his work in anti-DDoS and network security tech, has also founded Prolexic, acquired by Akamai; BitGravity, acquired by Tata Communications; XDN, acquired by Fortinet; and Defense.net, acquired by F5 Networks.
"No one understands networks, how they act, the information they provide, and how to protect them better than Barrett and his team," said Martin Casado, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and software-defined network expert, in a statement on the news.
Netography's platform, to be released in the second quarter of 2019, collects data from enterprise network devices and applies cloud processing, software, and algorithms to identify and block threats that are normally difficult to detect. The idea of "capture everything" is in the past, said Lyon in a release. Netography aims to remotely solve problems that first-generation network traffic analyzers, DLP, and SIEM tools have struggled to address in the past.
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