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Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of Twistlock

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Twistlock, the leader in container security, to extend its Prisma(tm) cloud security strategy. This acquisition will further advance the company’s ability to secure today’s modern applications throughout the entire life cycle, enabling organizations to deliver innovations that are secure, reliable, and scalable.

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Why Nothing Can Contain Twistlock’s Explosive Growth

Earlier today, container security pioneer and YL Ventures portfolio company, Twistlock announced an impressive $33 million Series C financing round led by influential Silicon Valley investor ICONiQ Capital. This brings their total funding to $63 million. A remarkable achievement, and the latest of many milestones marking Twistlock’s astounding progress and pace.

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Microsoft To Buy Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite

Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it has signed an agreement to acquire U.S.- Israeli Cybersecurity startup Hexadite, which will add new tools and services to Microsoft’s enterprise security offerings. The financial terms were not disclosed, while the price reportedly would be around $100 million.

Hexadite, headquartered in Boston with its research and development center in Israel, provides technology to automate responses to cyber attacks. Investors in Hexadite include Hewlett Packard Ventures, and venture capital firms TenEleven and YL Ventures.

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Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B Financing, Seven Months after Raising A Round

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced $12 million in Series B funding, bringing total investment in the company to $17 million, one year after closing a seed round. The funding was driven by investors’ excitement over customer engagements, resulting from Karamba’s unique automotive cyberprevention technology. The investment will be used to expand customer support, sales and R&D organizations so that it can meet the rapidly growing demand. Existing investors YL Ventures and Fontinalis Partners led the round.

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Womply Raises $30M to Run SMB Front Offices

Womply, the leader in front office software for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), announced today that it has raised $30 million in a growth equity financing led by Sageview Capital, with participation from existing investors. Since its founding in 2011, Womply has raised $50 million in total investment from a combination of high net worth, venture capital, and growth equity investors. The company plans to use the new capital to hire more staff, expand its product offerings, and reach more small and medium business customers.

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CA Buys BlazeMeter to Beef Up DevOps Portfolio

CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BlazeMeter, which produces performance testing tools for DevOps.

Enterprise infrastructure software provider CA Technologies announced its intent to acquire BlazeMeter, a provider of continuous application performance testing software for DevOps.
CA, on Sept. 20, announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held BlazeMeter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; however, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

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Proofpoint Signs Agreement to Acquire FireLayers

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers, an innovator in cloud security. With this acquisition, Proofpoint will extend Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS applications, enabling customers to protect their employees using SaaS applications from advanced malware. In addition, the threat intelligence extracted from SaaS applications will enhance the Proofpoint Nexus security and compliance platform, expanding Proofpoint’s ability to deliver protection for the way people work today.

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Twistlock Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Twistlock, the leading provider of security solutions to virtual containers, today announced it has completed a $10 million round of funding led by TenEleven Ventures. The round was completed with strong support from new investor Rally Ventures and existing backers YL Ventures and a strategic venture firm.
Twistlock also announced that Alex Doll, founder of TenEleven Ventures, has joined its board of directors. Alex is a long time security industry veteran, who served as a PGP Corporation co-founder and currently is an investor and director of several high growth cybersecurity companies, including CounterTack, Cylance, and Ping Identity.

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Workforce management platform L1NDA raises € 1 million from Newion Investments and DHG

L1NDA offers an easy to use cloud-based solution for finding, scheduling and paying SME teams, through its mobile and desktop platform. L1NDA is used daily by over 30.000 employees in thousands of locations which makes L1NDA market leader in the Dutch hospitality market. Existing shareholder DHG, together with Newion Investments, will provide knowledge and resources for further growth and entering new markets, also internationally.

Unique position
L1NDA’s platform is built with ‘generations Y and Z’ in mind. These generations play a dominant role in the hospitality market, are digital natives and have specific demands for their working environment and how people work together. They require great flexibility and dynamic planning. L1NDA offers her customers and users the solution to easily adapt to this new way of working and planning.

L1NDA has grown exponentially over the past years. This growth confirms that there is a strong demand for intuitive, user-friendly, people-oriented staff planning. Over a period of two years, the company showed triple digit growth rates.

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Hexadite Secures $8 Million Series A To Grow Cybersecurity Company

Hexadite, a company that analyzes cyber threats and helps determine whether they require action or are false alarms, announced an $8 million Series A round today.

The investment was funded by Hewlett Packard Ventures, Ten Eleven Ventures and YL Ventures, which also invested in Hexadite’s seed round. Today’s investment brings the early stage startup up to $10.5 million including that seed round.

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