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Skout Cybersecurity Funding Fuels MSP Engagement Strategy

Skout Cybersecurity, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019 that provides a cloud-native cybersecurity and data analytics platform delivered by MSPs, has added $25 million in a Series B funding round led by growth equity firm ClearSky.

LinkedIn: Mike Hanauer, Chief Revenue Officer, Skout Cybersecurity
LinkedIn: Mike Hanauer, Chief Revenue Officer, Skout Cybersecurity

The Skout platform enables MSPs to deliver a variety of cybersecurity products to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including:

  • Email Protection: Uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to block spam and phishing attacks.
  • Endpoint Protection: Leverages AI to block malware infections and provides security controls to protect organizations against script-based, fileless, memory and external device-based attacks.
  • Security Monitoring: Provides a managed security information and event management (SIEM) offering.

Skout also provides a partner program designed to help MSPs deliver advanced security tools, threat intelligence feeds and around-the-clock security monitoring.

Skout Appoints Datto Vet As Chief Revenue Officer

In addition to its Series B funding, Skout in June hired Datto veteran Mike Hanauer as its chief revenue officer. News about the Hanauer hire surfaced at DattoCon19 in San Diego.

In this role, Hanauer oversees Skout's channel sales strategy, according to Skout. Hanauer is focused on MSP relationships that drive small and midsize customer engagements, and he could help Skout accelerate its market growth.

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.