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Former VAR, MSSP Anitian Raises $55 Million for Cloud Security Platform

Anitian, a former VAR and MSSP that transformed into a cloud security and compliance automation provider, has raised added $55 million in Series B funding. The company previously secured $11 million in Series A financing in February 2019.

The Series B funding supports Anitian's mission to provide pre-engineered platforms that empower organizations to quickly get their applications to the cloud, CEO Rakesh Narasimhan said. It could help Anitian accelerate its growth in the cloud security and compliance automation markets. The Series B funding comes after Anitian in August 2021 hired Julie Crawford as its CFO.

Crawford oversees Anitian's finance and accounting team, business and sales operations and finance-related operational functions and manages its external financial and legal relationships, the company said. She previously served as interim CFO at Puppet, an IT automation software company.

A Closer Look at Anitian

Anitian offers its SecureCloud platform to help organizations keep their cloud application environments continuously secure and compliant in run-time, the company stated.

Organizations can leverage SecureCloud to deploy apps in secure and compliant Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure environments, the company noted. These platforms include various security controls and are pre-configured to FedRAMP, NIST 800-53 and other industry standards.

Anitian established compliance and security partnerships SentinelOne, Qualys and Tenable and other technology providers in recent years. The company  tripled its growth and customer rate in 2021 and 2020. Still, Anitian's actual revenue dollar figures and EBITDA results are undisclosed.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.