Hunters Threat Hunting Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding
Hunters, an Israeli company that specializes in autonomous threat hunting, has added $15 million in a Series A funding round.. The Series A funding brings Hunters’ total financing to date to $20.4 million.
The Series A funding supports the expansion of Hunters’ North American operations, the company said. It also will help Hunters boost the development of its Extended Detection & Response (XDR) technology.
We’re checking to see if or how Hunters plans to launch a partner program that specifically engages MSPs and MSSPs (managed security services providers).
Early Hunters.AI platform adopters include Snowflake Computing, a fast-growing cloud data warehouse company that’s gearing up for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO).
What is XDR?
XDR allows organizations to use their existing security solutions and data sources to detect more cyber threats, faster than ever before, Hunters indicated. To do so, XDR picks up weak threat signals and connects them across sparse and siloed data sources.
In addition, XDR connects raw data and integrated telemetry across an organization’s IT stack, Hunters noted. This allows Hunters to apply intelligence based on cyber threat tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) to identify potential attack signals, map them to the MITRE ATT&CK framework and automatically analyze, enrich and correlate massive volumes of data.
XDR also reduces alert fatigue and false warnings, according to Hunters. In doing so, XDR helps security operations center (SOC) teams expedite incident response.
A Closer Look at Hunters’ Threat Hunting Solution
Hunters offers an autonomous threat hunting solution that detects cyberattacks that bypass existing security controls, the company said. This solution extracts threat signals, scores them and correlates them across an organization’s attack surface.
Furthermore, Hunters’ threat hunting solution uses attack intelligence and TTP-based matrices to identify threats across IT environments, the company pointed out. It also can be connected to an organization’s IT environment via restful APIs, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions and other technologies.