Security

Seculert connects to botnets in order to see if you’re infected, gets $10M

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While some companies still fear the cloud’s murky standards on handling its data, Seculert believes using the cloud will give companies the most well-rounded infection detection possible. The security software company received a $10 million second round of funding today.

The round was led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, which previously invested in Seculert.

Seculert’s Echo technology focuses on watching botnets in order to tell if your company’s systems have been infected. The technology connects into and tracks the botnets and malware servers themselves and then compares them with IP addresses you’ve supplied. The company claims there are no false positives because there would be no other reason your computer would be communicating with a botnet other than that it’s been infected by one.

Don’t worry if you have on-premises or other kinds of security software already. Seculert works with those products though an application programming interface that your IT department sets up. The company says it takes in all the information those solutions collect and uses a data analysis technology to get a big picture look at your security issues through its external information and your internal information.

“YL Ventures is thrilled to now be working on Seculert,” said Yoav Leitersdorf, an existing investor, in a statement. “From our 2010 seed investment until now, the company has established itself as the leader in cloud-based advanced threat protection, and this large growth round will maintain and enhance that position.”

Seculert is based in Israel and was founded in 2011. It has offices in the U.S. and Europe as well.