Zero Trust Security Company Xage Raises $30 Million In Series B

By Dan Anderson ● Jan 13, 2022
  • Xage recently announced it raised $30 million in Series B funding. These are the details.

Xage — the zero-trust security company — today announced a $30M Series B, accelerating its efforts to make zero trust the dominant security strategy for real-world operations. Rapid growth in cyberattacks and Gartner’s recent recognition of cybersecurity mesh as a top strategic technology trend two years in a row has caused a surge in demand for security solutions that provide granular, identity-based controls that overlay operational, IT, and cloud systems. In the wake of this activity, Xage’s mesh-protected Fabric has caught the attention of investors fueling the next wave of cybersecurity innovation.

Piva led the round and Momenta, Valor Equity Partners, and OurCrowd, along with existing investors March Capital, City Light Capital, Saints Capital, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures are also participating. And Mark Gudiksen, Managing Partner at Piva, and Michael Dolbec, Managing Partner at Momenta, will join the board. The latest funding round brings total Xage funding to $54 million raised to date.

Security solutions serving real-world operations have been focused on visibility and threat detection. But following the hacks on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS, Kaseya, Brenntag, Copel, Toshiba, Oldsmar, and dozens of others, as well as a slew of federal regulations, a new wave of operational cybersecurity is emerging. And the zero trust wave focused not only on network visibility and threat detection but also on blocking hackers and preventing them from gaining hold.

The impact of the Xage Fabric can be very transformative. For example, Xage helps the US Air Force enable secure data sharing, allowing maintenance teams to digitize manual processes and drive efficiency. And Xage has partnered with renewable energy companies to ensure secure access to data, allowing them to predict the most efficient energy mix. Plus Xage also helps utilities confidently leverage machine learning to optimize grid balancing, which drives down costs and energy consumption.

In only a few months, Xage has significantly accelerated the adoption of zero trust for critical real-world operations. And Xage has delivered more deployments in Q4 2021 than in the entirety of 2020. Plus partners like 1898 & Co, a part of Burns & McDonnell, and Iron Bow were drawn to Xage in 2021 to help their own customers digitize securely. Xage’s 2021 partner count has increased 500% over 2020, and partner revenue increased more than 1000%.

Xage is known as the first and only zero-trust real-world security company. And the Xage Fabric accelerates and simplifies the way enterprises secure, manage and transform digital operations across OT, IT, and cloud. And Xage solutions include Identity & Access Management (IAM), remote access, and dynamic data security, all powered by the Xage Fabric.

KEY QUOTES:

“A zero trust security strategy—the modern alternative to perimeter-based security—is known to be the most effective approach to stopping hacking attempts at the source; it could have prevented the ransomware attacks we saw on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS, and hundreds of other hacks this year. While zero trust can be difficult to achieve, particularly in operational environments with a mix of legacy and modern assets, the Xage Fabric was engineered with this complexity in mind. It’s bringing zero trust to operations in space, e-commerce logistics, energy, utilities, transportation, and beyond. With a series B under our belt, we’re now equipped to expand our reach and further protect the world’s most important assets and operations.”

— Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage

“Cybersecurity is essential to the future of industry and energy. Xage has proven that it can bring a zero trust approach to these sectors and help customers not just sidestep devastating attacks, but digitize operations while remaining secure. As a new member of the Xage board, I’m eager to help deepen the company’s footprint in the industrial sector and beyond. We’ve only just begun to witness the impact of Xage’s technology.”

— Mark Gudiksen, Managing Partner at Piva Capital