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Cayosoft Raises $22.5 Million for Microsoft AD Recovery Tech

Ohio security vendor Cayosoft banks new capital to fuel growth of its flagship Active Directory forest recovery product suite.

Cayosoft, an Ohio company building technology to help businesses manage and protect Microsoft Active Directory environments, has banked $22.5 million in funding and unveiled plans for international expansion.

The company said the investment was led by Centana Growth Partners and provides capital to expand markets for its Active Directory (AD) forest recovery, management and governance products. 

Cayosoft cited data showing that more than 90 percent of organizations rely on Active Directory to run daily operations, noting that AD has become an attractive target for malicious hackers due to the access it provides and the fact that attackers can reuse the same methods over time. 

“[Active Directory] recovery has become an urgent concern. Forest-wide AD outages have increased 172% in the past two years,” the company said, positioning its AD recovery tool as the answer for Microsoft shops struggling with cumbersome directory recovery scenarios.

Cayosoft’s suite of products offer enterprise-grade help to manage and security Microsoft 365 environments. The company boasts that its products deliver security and control across Active Directory, Azure AD, Microsoft 365, and Exchange Online, in a single, unified platform.

“Active Directory outages are a universal issue with immense financial and operational implications for businesses of every size, and the market opportunity for a truly instant recovery solution is undeniable,” said Eric Byunn, Partner at Centana Growth Partners. 

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