Intel Capital Invests Several Million Into Capsule8

By Noah Long ● August 8, 2019
  • Capsule8 announced that it raised a multimillion-dollar investment from Intel Capital to drive a range of sales, marketing, product development, and customer-facing initiatives.

Capsule8 announced recently that it raised a multimillion-dollar investment from Intel Capital. And Capsule8 will apply the funds to drive a range of sales, marketing, product development, and customer-facing initiatives.

Intel will be joining existing investors ClearSky Security, Bessemer Venture Partners, and other strategic investors thus bringing the total funds raised by Capsule8 to $30 million.

“Joining the Intel Capital portfolio, as well as the confidence they’ve shown in our team and our market, is a huge boost for us,” said Capsule8 co-founder and CEO John Viega. “We’ve seen incredible momentum so far this year and have no doubt this latest investment is going to help fuel Capsule8’s evolution.”

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Capsule8 is known for delivering high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether it is containerized, virtualized or bare metal, deployed on-premises or in the cloud. And it is safe for the busiest workloads in the largest clusters, the company’s flagship platform Capsule8 Protect replaces multiple legacy controls with a single solution that detects and prevents exploits in real-time – while preserving the performance and reliability of production infrastructures.

Capsule8 Protect is scalable and cloud-agnostic and it features an “API-first” architecture for seamless technology integration, enabling enterprises to capitalize on existing investments.

“Containers and cloud-native security offerings solve a critical piece of the enterprise protection puzzle,” added Intel Capital Managing Director Sunil Kurkure. “While other vendors address pieces of the problem, Capsule8 addresses the urgent need organizations have for security across their entire production infrastructures.”

This week, Capsule8 executives are leading sessions at Black Hat USA 2019. Capsule8 VP of Product Strategy Kelly Shortridge spoke at the CISO Summit and teamed with Google Cloud Research and Strategy head Nicole Forsgren to present Controlled Chaos: The Inevitable Marriage of DevOps & Security yesterday. Plus Capsule8 co-founder and Chief Scientist Brandon Edwards and Research Scientist Nick Freeman are presenting A Compendium of Container Escapes later today.