The more we hear about massive cyberattacks compromising the networks of multinational corporations, the more money venture investors are throwing at start-ups looking for a fix.
In the first half of this year, cybersecurity start-ups raised $1.2 billion, according to CB Insights. That follows $2.5 billion of investments in 2014, a 47 percent increase over the prior year.
Tanium and Illumio raised big rounds in the second quarter with technology designed to deal with the increased sophistication of modern-day hackers. Lookout raised $150 million to move from a consumer mobile security company to a business that can serve the biggest enterprises.
Founded in 2008, Zscaler develops software that inspects websites to make sure the bad stuff doesn't crack the walls, effectively blocking malware and cyberattacks. Businesses subscribe to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and then direct their web traffic through Zscaler's system so that it can be thoroughly vetted.