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Kenna Security

A technology company offering a software-as-a-service risk and vulnerability intelligence platform for measuring rick and prioritizing remediation efforts.

Kenna Security is a technology company offering a software-as-a-service risk and vulnerability intelligence platform for measuring rick and prioritizing remediation efforts that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2010 by Ed Bellis and Jeff Heuer. Notable Kenna Security customers include: TransUnion, Lear Corporation, Fannie Mae, Genpact, ACI Payment Systems, and Lifespan.

Funding
Series C

On March 27, 2018 Kenna Security completed their series C funding round with $25 million in funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (lead investor), U.S. Venture Partners, Costanoa Ventures, PeakSpan Capital, Hyde Park Angels and OurCrowd. At the same time of announcing their series C funding Kenna Security also announced that Alex Ferrara, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, will join the company's board of directors. The company plans on using their series C funding to increase its growth, hire new employees, expand its sales capabilities, and perform new research and development activities.

Series D

On September 30, 2019 Kenna Security completed their series D funding round with $48 million in funding from Sorenson Capital, Citi Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Costanoa Ventures, Hyde Park Angels, and OurCrowd. The CEO of Kenna Security, Karim Toubba, made the following statement regarding the company's series D funding:

This round of funding demonstrates significant confidence in Kenna’s continued growth potential as the global market for risk-based vulnerability management expands. Kenna will continue to accelerate its international expansion and drive further innovation that helps companies better manage their overwhelming cybersecurity challenges through data science.

Timeline

May 14, 2021
Cisco acquires Kenna Security.

September 30, 2019
Kenna Security raises a $48 million funding in a Series D funding round.
September 30, 2019
Kenna Security raises a $48,000,000 series D round from Sorenson Capital.
September 2019
Kenna Security raises a $48,000,000 series D round from Citi Ventures and Sorenson Capital.
March 2018
Kenna Security raises a $25,000,000 series C round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Hyde Park Angels, OurCrowd and PeakSpan Capital.
December 8, 2016
Kenna Security raises a $15,000,000 series B round from PeakSpan Capital.

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People

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Alan Hattman

Employee

Armando Pauker

Investor

Arthur Watson

Investor

Dave Whorton

Investor

Ed Bellis

Founder

Gene Kim

Advisor

Greg Sands

Investor

Jacques Benkoski

Investor

Jeff Heuer

Founder

Wayne Boulais

Investor

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News

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Aaron Holmes
May 18, 2021
Business Insider
Cisco has acquired three startups in the past week, including the cybersecurity firm Kenna Security. A top exec says it's part of a grand strategy.
Alex Scroxton
May 18, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Cisco announces a new acquisition alongside service enhancements around XDR and SASE in support of its security customers
May 14, 2021
WebWire
News Summary: , , , , , , • Intent to acquire Kenna Security a market leader in risk-based vulnerability management, to advance Cisco's commitment to radically simplify security and help customers improve their security posture, , • Kenna Security uses machine learning (ML) and data science to track and predict real-world exploitations, empowering security teams to manage the ever-evolving threat landscape, , • Combining the Cisco SecureX platform's industry leading threat intelligence with Ken...
Ron Miller
May 14, 2021
TechCrunch
Cisco has been busy on the acquisition front this week, and today the company announced it was buying threat assessment platform Kenna Security, the third company it has purchased this week. The two companies did not disclose the purchase price. With Kenna, Cisco gets a startup that uses machine learning to sort through the massive [...]
FinSMEs
May 14, 2021
FinSMEs
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Alex Scroxton
May 13, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Disclosing exploit code before patches are available gives malicious actors a 'massive' head-start, says Kenna Security
Eclypsium
February 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Eclypsium®, the enterprise device security company, today announces a new technology integration with Kenna Security's Kenna.VM, to extend...
Becky Peterson and Olivia Oran
September 30, 2019
Business Insider
That round, led by Sorensen Capital and Citi Ventures, values the company over $300 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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