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Sean Michael Kerner | December 17, 2018

Avanan Boosts SaaS Application Security With Cloud-Native Approach
Avanan expands its efforts to protect SaaS-based email and collaboration apps by building its own AI and user behavior analytics capabilities to help protect enterprises. Cloud security services startup Avanan announced on Dec. 17 that it has raised $25 million in a Series B round of funding that will help the company expand its capabilities. Avanan is in the business of providing enterprises with security for cloud-based email and collaboration services. The company's platform provides both a marketplace that enables third-party security technologies and a growing capability of its own custom-developed enhanced capabilities. The core Avanan platform makes use of the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system, which enables the system to rapidly adjust to meet different demands. "While originally everything we did at Avanan was everything was third-party and security app store, we found that some of the technologies weren't adapting well to cloud environments," Gil Friedrich, CEO of Avanan, told eWEEK. "Specifically, things like UEBA [User and Entity Behavior Analytics] and the ability to detect unsecured configurations in the cloud or compromised accounts were lacking, so we developed our own technology there." Avanan, which translates from Hebrew as "cloud of clouds," emergedfrom stealth in November 2015 with the promise of helping organizations be secure in the cloud. The new round of funding is the first since the company announced its $14.9 million Series A round of funding in May 2016.

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