Agentless Cross-Platform Digital Forensics Company ZecOps Secures $10.2 Million In Funding

By Dan Anderson ● Nov 21, 2019
  • ZecOps, an agentless Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) platform, announced it has raised $10.2 million in funding

ZecOps — an agentless Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) platform that automatically discovers, analyzes and disinfects attacks on endpoints, servers, and mobile devices by leveraging attackers’ mistakes — announced it closed a total of $10.2 million seed funding round with participation from CEAS Investments, Evolution Equity Partners, KPN Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Stormbreaker Venture Group, and information security angel investors.

“Since our inception in 2017, our mission has been to detect attackers’ mistakes that go unnoticed by all the other defense controls and hence to provide organizations with an immediate view on who is targeted, which assets are already infected and automatically generate threat intelligence on the attacks,” said ZecOps CEO and Co-Founder Zuk Avraham. “We’re not trying to solve everything – we provide a realistic approach to combating against advanced attackers and CISOs love it! This past year has demonstrated an overwhelming demand.”

Avraham has a proven track record in successfully launching cybersecurity companies like Zimperium, the multi-award-winning leading Mobile Threat Defense company.

“The combination of state-of-the-art technology expertise and a wealth of entrepreneurship achievements uniquely positions ZecOps team to make the company a huge success,” added Michal Pechoucek, Venture Partner at Evolution Equity Partners. “What ZecOps has developed in the past two years is very impressive and we’re excited to be working together to create a global market leader.”

ZecOps will use the investment to further advance its platform, grow the team globally, and expand the company’s business reach.

“We have been very impressed with ZecOps’ capability to automate security breach detection, analysis and response for the most commonly used operating systems,” commented Herman Kienhuis, EVP and Managing Director at KPN Ventures. “We see great potential in enabling more organizations to learn from attacks, generate new threat intelligence and substantially improve their security posture. The traction that ZecOps has generated in the past few months, while being still in stealth mode, is very promising. We look forward to working with the company to help it achieve its ambitious goals.”

How does ZecOps work? ZecOps’ technology enables automated detection, analysis, and response of sophisticated attacks that are crafted to evade security controls. And the ZecOps APT detection & DFIR platform discovers and analyzes attacks on endpoints, servers, and mobile devices by leveraging attackers’ mistakes.

“Since we started a couple of years ago, we have built a great team and the results quickly followed,” explained ZecOps COO and Co-Founder Taly Slachevsky. “Each and every single individual on our team is amazing and everyone makes the difference. I’m proud to be part of ZecOps and looking forward to continue executing on our vision to help organizations globally.”

Plus ZecOps technology is also suitable for IoT, ATMs and Point of Sales (POS) without requiring device recertification and can distinguish between IT / DevOps events and cybersecurity incidents. All of ZecOps’ solutions are agentless, take only a few minutes to deploy at scale, and operate without prerequisites.

“Taly Slachevsky and Zuk Avraham are the rare pairing of successful repeat entrepreneurs that also possess incredible technical and domain expertise,” noted CEAS Investments Chief Investment Officer Mike Wohl. “This is evidenced by their early wins with enterprise customers in four distinct sectors: telecom, banking, big tech, and defense. We are thrilled to partner with ZecOps in their mission to significantly improve organizations’ cybersecurity posture.”

ZecOps now has over 20 partnerships. And the platform is commercially available and deployed in Tier-1 enterprises, carriers, banks, governments as well as defense entities in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

“We are extremely excited to have ZecOps in our family. As early believers in the company, ZecOps remains one of our most promising startups out of the hundreds of cybersecurity startups we analyzed this year,” stated George Damouny, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. “With their strong team and expertise in the space, we have high expectations for ZecOps as their innovative approach and technology are poised to disrupt the cybersecurity market.”

The ZecOps core team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced cybersecurity veterans. And ZecOps is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and London.

“At Stormbreaker, we’ve evaluated a multitude of cybersecurity companies that have attempted similar solutions but with offerings that are less automated, scalable, and comprehensive. We were impressed that ZecOps offers the first seamless automated platform with unparalleled transparency and granularity,” pointed out Stormbreaker Venture Group founder and managing partner Said Mia, CFA. “Top-flight technology is one thing, but Zuk and his team have demonstrated clear tenacity, capital efficiency, and impressive progress to-date. We are excited to welcome the company to our portfolio.”