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Enterprise IoT Security Firm Armis Raises $65 Million

Palo Alto-based enterprise IoT security firm Armis on Thursday announced that it raised $65 million in a Series C funding round.

The latest funding round, which brings the total raised by Armis to $112 million, will help the company accelerate investments in engineering, marketing and sales.

The round was led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Insight Venture Partners, Intermountain Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Red Dot Capital Partners, and Tenaya Capital.

ArmisArmis offers an enterprise-grade agentless platform designed to help organizations address problems related to unmanaged and unprotected IoT devices. The solution, powered by a cloud-based database that monitors more than 80 million devices around the world, provides visibility into an enterprise’s devices, identifies risks and threats, and protects systems.

The company claims its annual revenue has increased by 700% and its customers now include 25% of Fortune 100 companies, including Samsung Research America, Allergan, Sysco Foods, and Mondelēz.

Mondelēz, one of the world's largest snacks companies, relies on Armis solutions to protect its operational technology (OT) systems.

“Our connected factories, assembly lines and distribution centers are key enablers in accelerating our growth and it is essential that they run reliably,” said Paolo Vallotti, Global CISO at Mondelēz International. “Our manufacturing systems operate around the clock so we can provide high-quality products for customers all over the world. By using Armis, we have further enhanced our visibility and control to ensure production is not disrupted.”

Since it emerged from stealth mode in June 2017, Armis has discovered potentially serious Bluetooth and DNS vulnerabilities.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.