CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Network Perception, innovators of operational technology (OT) solutions that protect mission-critical assets, announced today that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by The Westly Group with participation from Energy Impact Partners and other existing investors including Serra Ventures, Okapi Venture Capital, Energy Foundry and SaaS Venture Capital. The Series A funding brings Network Perception’s total funding to $15.73 million.
Network Perception solutions proactively and continuously ensure the security of critical OT assets through intuitive verification and visualization of network segmentation. Originally designed and built by a government-funded research team comprised of cybersecurity academics and industry experts in network security and critical infrastructure protection, Network Perception NP view The platform has become the industry standard for verifying proper network segmentation, ensuring network security compliance, and visualizing industrial control network environments.
The Series A funding will enable Network Perception to expand its business activities and address the OT network cybersecurity needs of critical industries, expand into new vertical and international markets, and establish strategic partnerships to further accelerate commercialization growth. Network Perception will continue to drive innovation, deliver new technology based solutions and continue to be at the forefront of OT cybersecurity. In the coming weeks, the company will launch the NP-View Essential edition of its platform to provide instant visualization and network verification for compliance and security teams in small and large entities.
“Security of critical OT assets is essential to public safety and the operation of everyday services we all rely on, from energy supply to manufacturing to transportation,” said Robin Berthier, CEO and co-founder of Network. perception. “This injection of funds will allow us to take network security to a new level, giving administrators greater control and visibility and eliminating potential weaknesses before they are exposed. In today’s operating technology environment, this is not only important, but imperative.”
“As the number and severity of attacks on our physical infrastructure increases, next-generation network protection and compliance become more critical,” said Danny Cotter, partner at The Westly Group. “We represent many of the world’s largest energy and industrial companies that own or operate billions of dollars worth of critical infrastructure. Network Perception’s network transparency and continuous mapping solution strengthens the first line of perimeter defense for asset-centric businesses. We are excited to support Network Perception as it brings leading critical infrastructure security to increasingly complex and exposed operational technology networks.”
“Network Perception is a leader in firewall risk assessment for critical infrastructure and has created a platform that verifies and visualizes firewall policies to ensure an organization’s most important assets are protected and compliant,” said Harry Giovani, managing partner and CEO of Energy Impact Partners Credit. Strategies. “We look forward to supporting Network Perception’s growth and expansion in the utility market.”
About the perception of the network
Since 2014, Network Perception has set the standard for best-in-class OT network cybersecurity audit and compliance solutions. With an intuitive mapping-centric visualization and independent verification for network segmentation, Network Perception instantly and securely ensures compliance and protection.
Network Perception’s technology platform and products range in functionality from essential network auditing technology to continuous and proactive visualization of OT network vulnerabilities, with the intent of improving network security and increasing cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure companies.
For more information visit www.network-perception.com.