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Jask Autonomous SOC Raises $25 Million in Series B Funding

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Jask, an autonomous security operations center (ASOC) platform provider, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, bringing its total financing raised to $39 million. The company will use the Series B funding to drive platform development, increase hiring and expand its global sales channels, according to a prepared statement.

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins led Jask's Series B financing round, with participation from investors Battery Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, TenEleven Ventures and Vertical Venture Partners. In addition, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Ted Schlein has joined Jask's board of directors.

The Jask ASOC platform combines collected data with alerts from existing security solutions, the company said. It applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate the correlation and analysis of threat alerts.

Also, Jask's ASOC platform helps SOC analysts prioritize cyber threats, streamline investigations and speed up incident response, according to the company. It provides threat detection and orchestration to expose security blind spots and deliver insights.

Jask last month unveiled Jask Navigator, an investigation console that provides SOC analysts with situational cyberattack awareness, multi-asset data ingestion and query and analyst team workflow support.

With Jask Navigator, SOC analysts can prioritize threat notifications based on security event or activity investigations, according to the company. Jask Navigator also offers insights into threat signals and alert information that lead to notifications.

What Does the Future Hold for Jask?

JASK CMO Greg FitzGerald
JASK CMO Greg FitzGerald

Jask has made several recent moves to accelerate its growth, such as:

  • Special Ops Threat Hunting Service Launch: Jask last month launched Special Ops, a threat hunting service that enables SOC analysts to apply various tactics, techniques and procedures to defend an organization's critical assets against cyberattacks.
  • CMO Hire: Jask in April hired Cylance veteran Greg Fitzgerald as its CMO. In this role, Fitzgerald is responsible for Jask's global strategy and execution of its go-to-market functions.
  • Channel Partner Program Announcement: Jask in February announced the Jask Answers channel partner program for MSSPs, value-added resellers (VARs) and technology solution providers.
  • Cylance Integration: Jask in January unveiled a Cylance integration to provide organizations with a single source for visibility across all data and assets.

Jask was founded in 2016 and offers its ASOC platform to organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and government industries. The company doubled its customer base in the first quarter of 2018 and continues to support existing security operations workflows via cybersecurity partnerships and integrations.

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.