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SynSaber Launches With $2.5M to Defend Critical Infrastructure

The new company aims to develop simple, low-hardware asset and network monitoring for the industrial ecosystem.

New company SynSaber emerged from stealth today with $2.5 million in seed funding and plans to develop a tool that enable asset and network monitoring to improve visibility into industrial environments.

The company is working to create a product that will facilitate simple and low-hardware monitoring to give security teams insight into different points across the industrial ecosystem, including industrial Internet of Things, cloud, and on-premises systems. When they are generally available later this year, its "sabers," or standalone sensing environments, will be able to monitor these points and, in doing so, help operators and analysts strengthen infrastructure security.

Leadership includes co-founder and CEO Jori VanAntwerp and co-founder and CTO Ron Fabela. VanAntwerp, who has previously held security roles at CrowdStrike, FireEye, and McAfee, was most recently vice president of sales at Gravwell and, prior to that, was director of solutions architects at Dragos. Fabel, who has worked for Lockheed Martin and Leidos Cyber, was recently vice president of field operations at Gravwell and previously held the same role at Dragos.

The $2.5 million seed round was led by SYN Ventures along with Rally Ventures and Cyber Mentor Fund. SynSaber plans to use the funds for product development, channel relationships, and go-to-market sales, the company says in a release.

Read the full release for more details.

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