Censys raises $35Mn; seeks to provide a complete database for devices

Censys, an Internet of Things (IoT) search engine, has announced raising $35 million in a latest funding tranche, while appointing a new Chief executive Officer (CEO) simultaneously.

Censys called for another Series B investment round led by Intel Capital, after securing $15.5 million in a Series A investment round in 2020. The firm will use these funds to speed up the product and sales operations, engineering, R&D functions of the company, especially in the West European region.

The Michigan based internet security startup, located in tech hub Ann Arbor, reportedly claims to provide a ‘complete database’ of all devices connected to the internet to assist various organizations to locate the unprotected assets.

As per sources, the attack surface management platform of Censys identifies the internet assets of businesses along with monitoring and identifying security issues. It also prevents oversights from becoming vulnerabilities by guarding assets and integrating them with the existing security software.

Notably, Censys has named Brad Brooks as its new CEO, previously employed at OneLogin. Brooks is a renowned name in the tech industry and has worked with Microsoft, Juniper Networks, and others in the previous years.

Brooks experience and expertise can help the firm in its growth, which will call for another round of funding to lead the startup to the growth phase.

According to the credible reports, Censys revenue charts have already recorded triple-figure growth rate in a year along with adding reputed customers on board like Google, FireEye and U.S Department of Homeland Security.

Brad Brooks commented that the shift of organizations towards hybrid and remote working models along with accelerated adoption of cloud operations is driving the company’s growth rate.

He further added that the cloud software gets more complex with more additions, increasing the chance of misconfiguration, which is fueling the growth of such developments in the space.  

Source Credit:- https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/27/censys-iot-search-engine-new-ceo/