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What’s driving the surge in cyber security investing

A major increase in cyber security innovation – coupled with a growing number of lucrative exits — is fueling investor interest in the sector. The expansion is likely to continue as the mounting frequency, severity and costs of corporate breaches leave enterprises little choice but to boost security spending.

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Valuations Rise, But Venture Investors Still Jazzed About Security

Private company valuations for security companies are up, but venture investors remain excited about putting to money to work. There is no secret why. Governments and corporations are under attack from cyber hacks, and IT budgets are being freed up for products and services to strengthened digital defenses.

Enterprise Deals Dominate Venture Backed IPOs In 2012

With nearly 11 months in the record books, 2012 stands out as the year of the enterprise and IT-related venture-backed IPO. Enterprise- and IT-related deals make up 40% of this year’s venture-funded initial public offerings, according to a peHUB analysis.

Palo Alto Networks Adds $10 Million

Palo Alto Networks Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of enterprise network security solutions, has raised $10 million in additional Series C funding. Jafco Ventures led the tranche, with JAIC and Northgate Capital also participating. The company previously held a $27 million first close led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, with return backers Globespan Capital, Greylock […]

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