In Its Second Funding Round of 2019, Axonius Raises $20 Million More to Support Rapid Market Success; In February 2019, the Company Raised $13 Million in Series A Funding
CEO Dean Sysman wrote an official blog. He said, “Since then we’ve released our cybersecurity asset management platform, more than doubled the size of the company, were named the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company of 2019 at the RSA Innovation Sandbox, and raised two rounds of funding. But more importantly, we’ve built (and continue to build) one of the best teams in cybersecurity and are honored to name some of the most impressive brands on the planet as our customers.”
At the time of this announcement, Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder, Axonius, said–
“In 2019 alone, we saw more than a 400% increase in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR), adding Fortune 500 companies as customers and managing more than 3 million assets at public and private companies worldwide. We’ve found a way to solve this decades-old problem, and this funding will allow us to double down on our mission to enable our customers to take control of their assets and rest assured their environments are secure.”
Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI, and Emerge also participated in the round, bringing the company’s total funding to $37 million to date. Mackey Craven, a partner at OpenView, has joined the Axonius Board of Directors.
This funding enables Axonius to continue to accelerate demand for its Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform, the only Asset Management solution on the market today that leverages existing security investments to gain unmatched visibility into an organization’s asset inventory. By seamlessly connecting to over 135 security and management solutions, Axonius uncovers solution coverage gaps and automatically validates and enforces security policies.
The funding will also be used to drive customer acquisition and expedite product innovation following rapid growth and industry validation. Earlier this year, Axonius was named RSA Conference’s “Most Innovative Startup 2019” for solving the asset management challenge, the security industry’s most fundamental, long-standing problem.
Helping to fulfill that mission is Mackey Craven, who joins the Axonius Board of Directors. His appointment will enable him to help guide the company as it continues to assist organizations with eliminating the work required to understand all of their assets, devices, and users, and automatically validate their adherence to security policies.
Mackey Craven, partner at OpenView and new Axonius board member, stated —
“There’s a tendency to solve enterprise-level problems with complex, heavy solutions. But Axonius is taking the opposite approach by solving asset management with an elegant solution that customers love. It’s time we turn the tide on a problem that has plagued organizations for decades, and we believe Axonius is well positioned to do just that.”
Jeffrey Gardner, Director of Information Security, Landmark Health, said, While asset management has been a nagging, decades-old challenge, the simple, agentless approach by Axonius is being rapidly embraced by organizations worldwide. There has never been a tool that does what Axonius does.”
Jeffrey added, “And I didn’t realize there was a solution to the problem, so we never tried to solve it. Asset management, policy validation, and cyber hygiene are so inconvenient and manual, but so essential. Since we’re able to move from a 3-month audit window to an automated, daily audit, we can immediately track improvement and move much faster to take action. The time saved on the manual audit itself is valuable, and I can conservatively say that we’re 70% better off than we were before now that we have Axonius.
Fernando Montenegro, the Principal Analyst with 451 Research, concluded —
“We see organizations having increasingly broad and complex IT environments, with security teams often struggling to keep up with all the changes. This is partly why we see asset management experiencing a resurgence right now, given that security teams need asset visibility to better understand and secure their environments. Axonius has a different take on asset discovery, which has the potential to simplify and speed up the process.”
Currently, Axonius provides organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with more than 135 security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately.