Awareness creates InterGuard, a software-as-a-service platform that helps companies deal with cyberthreats.
The deal is one more example of how the whole security industry is hot now. In just the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen fundings such as Symantec investing in Mocana, acquisitions such as McAfee’s purchase of Trust Digital, and events such as TripWire filing for an IPO last week.
The company handles data-loss prevention, Web filtering, remote laptop recovery, and employee monitoring. InterGuard also allows businesses to limit access to apps, chat, and social networking sites. It also keeps track of what employees are doing and how productive they are.
The funding comes from Brad Miller, former chief executive of Perimeter eSecurity, and First New England Capital. About 10,000 companies use the threat management platform now. Rivals include McAfee, Symantec and others.
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