Becoming a Year Younger, Material Security, Tailscale, Radiflow, & Artic Wolf – ESW #273
In the Enterprise News for this week: Funding announcements from Material Security, Abnormal, Teleport, Tailscale, Smallsetp, Phylum and more. Acquisitions include HDiv Security, and Radiflow. New product announcements from Siren, Corelight, Artic Wolf, Onapsis and Aqua. And, in other news, all South Koreans are about to become one year younger, & more!
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One of our two new unicorns for this week (putting the count at, I think, 55 cybersecurity unicorns now). Teleport makes it easy to access infrastructure without exposing SSH and RDP all over the place. This apparently makes them worth $1.1B. They're not the first to do this (CloudPassage comes to mind), but it looks like they remove a lot of friction and overhead from the process of implementing this at scale.
$15M Series A. Very exciting and needed product - Phylum gives risks scores to open source software packages! Is it abandoned? Is it buggy? Would the maintainer fail a KYC/AML check? Increasingly, we're seeing companies get shafted by shady FOSS packages. Phylum might not even be the first to do this - I expect to see more companies tackling this problem. As usual, I suspect the Qualys, R7, Tenable cloud to be late to the party, but they'll get there eventually, and this will be a feature of Tenable.io and InsightVM someday.
There's apparently a tradition that Koreans are considered 1 year old at birth, and then gain a year on New Year's Day, regardless of their actual biological birth date! This has caused issues with age-based COVID vaccination programs and other scenarios that require an accurate *biological* age, so Korea's new president is making the shift to using biological ages official.
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