JASK Launches From Stealth With $12M Series A Financing
Industry Veterans Launch AI-Powered Company to Support Cybersecurity Professionals; Enhance Threat Identification
SAN FRANCISCO — June 21, 2017 — JASK, the company that empowers security analysts with AI, today emerges from stealth with $12M in Series A funding. Dell Technologies Capital, as part of their inaugural fund, led the round, along with TenEleven Ventures. Existing investors, Battery Ventures and Vertical Venture Partners also contributed. Deepak JeevanKumar, managing director, Dell Technology Ventures, will join JASK’s board. The funding allows JASK to expand its data science and machine learning teams, accelerate product development, and focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) research. Founded by cybersecurity veterans Greg Martin and Damian Miller, JASK uses machine learning technology to improve the agility and effectiveness of security operations teams, effectively operating as an AI-enabled analyst.
JASK’s AI Empowers Cybersecurity Professionals
There is a dearth of candidates to fill cybersecurity roles today, despite the fact humans remain the best defense against cyberattacks. Due to the lack of trained personnel, the average cybersecurity professional spends most of their time on common malware infections, leaving organizations vulnerable to the targeted threats that matter most. JASK uses advanced AI to deliver end-to-end network monitoring — surfacing and triaging the most relevant attacks, while providing a clear picture of the attack surface. This allows security analysts to focus on only the most dangerous threats.
“JASK is dedicated to shifting the balance of power in cybersecurity away from bad actors by equipping security analysts with artificial intelligence,” said Greg Martin, co-founder and CEO, JASK. “JASK is excited to have both Dell Technologies Capital and TenEleven Ventures lead our Series A round — they have identified cybersecurity as a pressing concern and understand the necessity of machine learning technology and AI in driving innovation. This funding allows us to continue empowering humans to make the internet safer.”
JASK Closes the Cybersecurity Gap
Security operations needs innovation because the gap between attacker capability and what traditional technologies can detect continues to grow for three reasons. First, organizations are becoming more distributed, which stretches and changes the network perimeters. Second, new technologies — different mobile devices, internet-connected TVs, etc — provide hackers with an increasing number of attack surfaces. Finally, hackers continue to develop new forms of attacks at an unrelenting pace. JASK helps close the gap between attackers and technology by allowing security operations teams to increase the speed with which they identify and can defend against cyberattacks.
“Without AI and machine learning, cybersecurity will continue to be a difficult problem to solve,” said Deepak JeevanKumar, managing director, Dell Technology Ventures. “JASK shares that vision, and its experienced leadership team is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cybersecurity innovation. I look forward to working with the company and team as they progress and enable security analysts to become more effective.”
Sophisticated Attacks Require Sophisticated Defenses
Security operations teams can deploy JASK’s platform in just hours and realize immediate results. The platform offers increased clarity about vulnerabilities and their implications upon implementation. By employing machine learning and AI that evolve and automate defenses over time, JASK’s platform allows security operations to act with increasing sophistication the longer JASK is in place.
JASK, the company that empowers security analysts with AI, uses advanced algorithms to deliver end-to-end network monitoring — surfacing and triaging the most relevant attacks, while providing a clear picture of the attack surface. Deployed in hours and continuously updated through the cloud, JASK injects an agile sensing and investigation layer into existing technologies that empowers security analysts to make informed decisions faster and with more precision. By accelerating discovery, analysis, and triage, JASK allows security operations teams to work with more leverage and focus on increasingly smarter, ever-evolving threats. JASK is backed by Dell Technologies Capital and Battery Ventures and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.