IIU backs cybersecurity firm Vahna

Vahna said Tuesday that it has secured a “significant” investment from IIU. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion. Based in Washington, DC, Vahna is a provider of security products and solutions.


WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Washington, DC-based Vahna, the fast-growing cybersecurity software and solutions company founded and led by former NSA and CIA cyber operators, announced today it has received a significant investment from international private equity firm IIU, the investment company of prominent technology investor Dermot Desmond. Vahna will use the capital to support continued growth, enhance its technology platform and expand its market presence.

“Bolstered by a team with unparalleled cyber experience and innovative breach detection platform, Vahna is well-positioned to seize an enormous market opportunity,” said Brett Desmond, IIU’s representative on the Vahna Board of Directors. “In its short history, Vahna has already signed several key strategic partners and clients from myriad industries – energy and utilities to technology and healthcare– demonstrating that its intrusion detection and incident response software have broad application and demand.”

Vahna’s patent-pending cyber security platform – Vahna EdgeTM – offers a new way of managing threat mitigation; intrusion is inevitable and rapid detection and response give companies the edge in the marketplace. Anti-virus and firewall protections are no longer adequate protection against sophisticated hackers. Leveraging decades of experience in the world of cyber operations, advanced algorithms and machine learning, Vahna EdgeTM is designed to give IT staff and network security teams the tools necessary for better decisions and rapid response to security threats and intrusions. In short, it allows your staff to discover and kill intrusions in a matter of minutes. The platform is designed for seamless integration with existing security appliances and security software.

“Vahna is eager to expand our team and enhance our technology platform to satisfy the growing demand for our services,” said Brendan Conlon, Vahna’s CEO and founder. “We are excited to have IIU’s investment and confidence, as they have a long and successful background in growing young companies.”

About IIU
IIU (International Investment and Underwriting) is an international private equity firm specializing in investments across several industries, including technology, leisure, and hospitality. The firm manages a broad portfolio of investments and leverages partnerships with leading investment companies around the World.

About Vahna, Inc.
Based in Washington, D.C., Vahna provides a variety of security products and services to companies in an expanding set of markets. Vahna Edge is a proactive, network security monitoring tool that empowers IT administrators to identify and respond to threats more quickly and accurately than ever before. In addition Vahna offers managed network security services, vulnerability assessments and incident response assistance. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.vahna.com.