Sentra, an Israeli cybersecurity startup offering Data Security Built for the Cloud (DSPM) services, completed a $30 million Series A funding round led by Standard Investments with participation from Munich Re Ventures (MRV), Moore Strategic Ventures, Xerox Ventures, and INT3, as well as existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Zeev Ventures. The company has now raised a total of $53 million to date.
Founded in 2021 by Asaf Kochan, the former Commander of the IDF’s elite cybersecurity Unit 8200, Yoav Regev, who led Unit 8200’s Cyber Department under Kochan, Ron Reiter, and Yair Cohan, Sentra boasts that its DSPM solution enables organizations to gain full visibility and control of data while protecting against sensitive data breaches across the entire public cloud stack.
So, at least some companies are still able to bring in the money in these tough times. The worldwide financial crisis has forced companies everywhere to make cutbacks, even Meta-Facebook. And it has been harder for startups to bring in funding. But Israeli cybersecurity firms seem to be immune to such problems as new cybersecurity tech is always in demand.
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Sentra provides automatic data discovery, classification, monitoring, and protection for cloud-first organizations – Sentra finds all the sensitive data and understands who has access to it, how it is being used, and what the data security posture is.
Sentra opened New York offices last September.
“The data attack surface might be a relatively new concept, but it’s based on principles security teams are well aware of — increasing visibility and limiting exposure,” said Yoav Regev, co-founder, and CEO of Sentra at the time. “When it comes to the cloud, the most effective way to accomplish this is by controlling where sensitive data is stored and making sure that data is always traveling to secure locations. Simply put, as data travels, so should security.”