CloudHelix, a startup with cloud-based software that lets admins see the status of the networks they rely on, has raised $3.1 million in funding, according to a regulatory document filed yesterday.

First Round Capital managing partner Howard Morgan is listed in the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, along with CloudHelix co-founder and chief executive Avi Freedman and founder Ian Pye.

Freedman did not respond to VentureBeat’s request for comment.

Just as investors have moved quickly to back tools that track application performance — New Relic and AppDynamics are both on the verge of going public — contemporary applications for watching networks have become compelling, too, particularly as companies rely more on public clouds to run their applications. SevOne, for instance, raised $150 million last year. ExtraHop picked up $41 million this year.

One note of differentiation: CloudHelix can mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Freedman spent a decade at content-distribution network (CDN) giant Akamai and several years as chief network scientist. Pye was previously an analytics engineer at CDN and security startup CloudFlare.

San Francisco-based CloudHelix started at the beginning of this year.