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Tanium Raises $52 Million to Tackle Endpoint Security, Management

Systems and security management company Tanium announced on Tuesday that it has secured an additional $52 million in funding from Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

The significant funding round comes less than a year after the company announced that it had raised $90 Million from Andreessen Horowitz in May 2014. 

Tanium LogoTanium offers a platform that collects and processes billions of metrics across endpoints in real-time, which lets enterprises quickly identify the change the state of endpoints, which can help IT do everything from pinpoint and fix operational issues, to fend off advanced security attacks.

Using Tanium, the company explains that CIOs, CISOs and IT professionals with highly distributed enterprise architectures can detect and mitigate damages from outages and cyber-attacks within seconds and distribute and install updates and shut down processes or executables instantaneously.

Founded in 2007, Emeryville, Calif.-based Tanium claims half of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 largest global banks and four of the top 10 global retailers as customers.

The company said that it ended 2014 cash flow positive and debt free, with total cash in excess of $100 million.

In addition to the new funding, the company announced the availability of the Tanium Endpoint Platform 6.5, including a series of new and enhanced capabilities that provide security and IT operations teams with 15-second visibility and control over every endpoint to detect and remediate threats and issues across millions of endpoints in seconds.

“Coupled with Google-like search capabilities, the communications architecture makes it easy for security and IT operations teams to access and use real-time endpoint data to make better decisions and take action at scale within seconds,” the company explained. “With Tanium, you can ask a question in natural language about the state of your endpoints, know seconds later their current state, and then take action to change endpoints as needed. Examples of actions include isolating a machine to a quarantined network, alerting users, killing processes, deploying a patch or deleting files. Remediation actions now complete in seconds across millions of endpoints, instead of the days or weeks that existing tools require.”

“We started Tanium in 2007 with the goal of re-inventing how organizations secure and manage their endpoints, which have quickly become the most business critical – and vulnerable – IT assets. With Tanium, even the world’s largest organizations can achieve 15-second visibility and control over every endpoint, even across the largest networks,” said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CTO at Tanium.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.