Vulnerability Remediation Orchestration Platform Vulcan Cyber Closes $21 Million

By Annie Baker ● April 2, 2021
  • Vulcan Cyber announced it has raised a $21 million Series B round. These are the details.

Vulcan Cyber — the developers of the industry’s only vulnerability remediation orchestration platform for application and cloud security — announced it has raised a $21 million Series B round led by Dawn Capital with participation from Wipro Ventures and existing Vulcan Cyber investors YL Ventures and Ten Eleven Ventures.

The company will use the funds to support the rollout of new vulnerability remediation solutions for cloud and application security teams, and to deliver Vulcan Free.

Vulcan Free is considered the industry’s first, free risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) platform for vulnerability and cyber risk prioritization.

Vulcan Cyber had experienced 500% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2020. And its new funding will be used to satisfy substantial global demand for a SaaS solution that goes beyond vulnerability scanning and management to help IT and security teams achieve remediation outcomes and get fix done. The Vulcan Cyber platform helps enterprise teams collaborate from scan to fix to orchestrate and analyze remediation campaigns at scale.

Vulcan Cyber also announced that Henry Mason, Dawn Capital principal, will join John Brennan, YL Ventures partner, and Mark Hatfield, Ten Eleven Ventures founder and general partner, as the newest addition to its board of directors.

The Vulcan Cyber remediation orchestration platform uses step-by-step, orchestrated workflows, and automation to fix vulnerabilities quickly and at scale with the tools already in use by DevOps, IT and security teams. And Vulcan is used to prioritize vulnerabilities, get the right remedies to the right people, integrate with dozens of best-of-breed tools, and automate remediation tasks at scale.

Vulcan Cyber plans to use the round to fuel product R&D and further extend its leadership position in cloud and application security through vulnerability remediation orchestration. And the company will also continue to enhance its freemium strategy with Remedy Cloud, the world’s largest free database of vulnerability intelligence, and will introduce Vulcan Free as the only free vulnerability prioritization and risk-based vulnerability management platform. Vulcan Cyber’s mission is to help businesses reduce risk and “get fix done” is manifest in these free services and its willingness to give back to the cyber security community.

The company is also going to use its Series B to enhance direct sales while expanding its channel program and managed security service provider (MSSP) relationships. And businesses of all sizes and industries now have the ability to significantly reduce their attack surface and improve cyber hygiene with free access to all the solutions needed to effectively fix vulnerabilities that generate unnecessary business risk.

KEY QUOTES:

“The launch of Vulcan Free underscores the Vulcan Cyber philosophy that vulnerability prioritization is not an end goal, but simply one element in proper remediation. Vulcan Free changes decades-old market dynamics that only focus on vulnerability identification instead of driving remediation outcomes. Remediation orchestration is the only viable way to deliberately align vulnerability management with the needs of digital business and cloud and application environments. This round of funding allows us to make these critical security tools available to more organizations free of cost, so they can get fix done.”

— Yaniv Bar-Dayan, Vulcan Cyber CEO and co-founder

“Vulcan Cyber has seen explosive growth over the last year, signing landmark customers across every vertical. As attack surfaces continue to grow exponentially, the Vulcan Cyber next-generation solution resonates powerfully with an IT security market that has historically lacked effective vulnerability management tools. Vulcan Cyber makes it possible to actually remediate vulnerabilities by fostering collaboration across teams and automating the work of remediation from scan to fix. We are thrilled to be supporting the team to deliver this new stratum of security solutions.”

— Henry Mason, Dawn Capital principal

“With advances in vulnerability scanning and asset management tools, it is relatively easy for security teams to collect data from a wide variety of IT assets and computing environments. This has led to increased visibility within an organization, but with the explosion of IT assets, resource-starved security teams are having trouble handling the resulting increase in vulnerabilities and alerts. Remediation becomes difficult as security and IT must work to find a balance between availability and stability and the fact that some assets must be taken offline for patching. As more vulnerabilities are discovered, teams quickly realize they cannot feasibly resolve them all, so they are left with figuring out which vulnerabilities to prioritize and remediate.”

— Scott Crawford, Security Research Director for 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence