Tiger Global Management invests $35 million in SkyHawk Security to accelerate growth
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today announced the spin-off of its Cloud Native Protector (CNP) business to form a new company called SkyHawk Security. To accelerate SkyHawk Security’s development and growth opportunities, an affiliate of Tiger Global Management will make a $35 million strategic outside investment, resulting in a $180 million valuation. Tiger Global Management is a leading global technology investment firm focused on private and public companies in the Internet, software and fintech sectors.
SkyHawk Security is a leader in cloud threat detection, protecting dozens of the world’s leading organizations through its AI and machine learning technologies. Its Cloud Native Protector provides comprehensive protection for workloads and applications hosted in public cloud environments. It uses a multi-layered approach that covers the overall cloud security posture and threats to individual workloads. Easy to deploy, the agentless solution identifies and prevents compliance violations, cloud security misconfigurations, excessive permissions, and malicious cloud activity.
“We recognize the growing opportunities in the public cloud security market and plan to capitalize on them,” said Roy Zisapel, president and CEO of Radware. “We look forward to partnering with Tiger Global Management to scale the business, unlock even more security value for customers and position SkyHawk Security for long-term success.”
The spin-off, which adds to Radware’s recently announced strategic cloud services initiative, further demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to innovation. SkyHawk Security will have the ability to operate with an increased focus on sales, marketing and products, as well as speed and flexibility. Current and new CNP customers will benefit from future product development efforts, while CNP’s services to existing customers will continue without interruption.
Radware does not expect the deal to materially affect second quarter or full year 2022 operating results.
About Tiger Global Management
Tiger Global Management is a leading global technology investment firm focusing on private and public companies in the software, Internet and fintech sectors. Since 2001, Tiger Global has invested in hundreds of companies in more than 30 countries, including investments ranging from Series A to pre-IPO. The firm aims to partner with dynamic entrepreneurs who operate market-leading companies in their primary focus areas.
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