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MDR Funding: Blackpoint Cyber Confirms Series B Financing


Blackpoint Cyber, a managed detection and response (MDR) services provider, has raised a Series B funding round, according to a prepared statement. The company did not disclose how much financing it received during the round; it previously raised $6 million in funding in May 2018.

The Series B funding will help Blackpoint bolster its marketing efforts, the company stated. It also could help Blackpoint extend its reach in the MSP and MDR markets.

In addition to its Series B funding, Blackpoint has appointed John N. Stewart, former SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco, to its board of directors, CEO Jon Murchison said.

Blackpoint Introduces Contextually Aware MDR Platform

Blackpoint's Series B funding and the addition of Stewart to its board of directors comes after the company launched its MDR 4.0 contextually aware MDR platform in July 2020.

MDR 4.0 detects cyber threats according to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, Blackpoint stated. It offers a variety of security capabilities, including:

  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • Threat detection
  • Threat hunting

Furthermore, MDR 4.0 leverages a managed security operations center (SOC) that keeps pace with an evolving cyber threat landscape, Blackpoint said. In doing so, MDR 4.0 helps MSPs track current and emerging threats and provide unified protection across customers' networks.

Along with MDR 4.0, Blackpoint earlier this year released the 365 Defense MDR add-on for Microsoft 365. The add-on allows organizations to track account activity, retrieve audit logs and enforce security best practices across Microsoft 365 environments, Blackpoint said.

MDR and MSSP Funding: Deal List

Funding within and across the MSSP market has been steady. Key deals have included:

Also, find an MSSP merger and acquisitions list here.

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.