Emerging Leader Attila Security Announces First Round of Funding

Emerging Leader Attila Security Announces First Round of Funding

By |2018-10-31T12:27:42+00:00October 31st, 2018|Information Security, News|

Oversubscribed round led by DataTribe, Bull City Ventures and TEDCO’s Seed Fund

Attila Security, a company providing visibility, control and threat defense across physical, virtual, and cloud applications is pleased to announce it has completed its $2.5 m seed round of funding led by DataTribe, the country’s leading startup-studio for cybersecurity based in Maple Lawn, MD, Bull City Venture Partners (BCVP), an early-stage technology fund in Durham, NC and TEDCO’s Seed Fund. The proceeds are being used to expand sales and marketing, continue product development and finalize NIAP Certification for Attila’s award-winning GoSilent product suite.

“We are fortunate to have secured this round with funding from DataTribe, BCVP and TEDCO as we continue to develop our zero-touch, next-gen products said Gregg Smith, CEO of Attila Security. Attila’s award-winning GoSilent technology protects government agencies and enterprises from advanced cyber-attacks.

Frank Glover, Lead Director of TEDCO’s Seed Fund, added: “Attila represents a unique opportunity to back an early-stage company with sophisticated technology, large tangible market and a high-quality team at the helm. We believe Gregg Smith is the ideal leader to drive this to a big outcome for the region. We are excited to partner with the company and DataTribe to capture this opportunity.”

Designed for government and enterprise where traditional network perimeters have disappeared, GoSilent protects the most valuable asset: DATA. GoSilent is an intelligent portable next-generation VPN Firewall security appliance that is the first line of defense for IP endpoints. With a Linux operating system, compute power and unique size GoSilent is changing the security paradigm. David Jones, General Partner of BCVP, said: “Attila Security is solving some of the biggest security challenges facing both enterprise and government agencies today.”

DataTribe CoFounder, Mike Janke, added: “It’s rare to see a technology that is so far ahead of current-generation security tools. Attila’s technology was borne inside the intelligence community in the ever-changing nation-state fight to protect data, communications and IoT at the edge. As a long-time investor and company builder, I have never seen a technology platform be adopted in the Fortune 1000 space as quickly and easily as Attila’s has – it’s a testament to the game-changing nature of Attila’s technology.”

About Attila
Based in Fulton, MD, Attila mobilizes security at the edge where cyber threats matter. The company’s award-winning GoSilent technology was designed to protect governments and enterprises from advanced cyber attacks, zero-day threats, and personal identity theft. Built for the cloud world where traditional network perimeters have disappeared, GoSilent helps global enterprises protect their most valuable asset-their data-wherever it resides. By providing visibility, control and threat defense across physical, virtual and cloud applications, Attila protects government and enterprise from the tidal wave of breaches and cyber crime estimated to cost the global economy more than $400 billion on an annual basis. GoSilent technology is installed at governments and enterprises across the globe where they see immediate value. Read more about Attila’s products and solutions, or visit its blog to get the latest news and updates.

About DataTribe
DataTribe is a cybersecurity and data science startup studio that invests and co-builds next generational commercial software. The firm draws upon experienced technology and entrepreneurial teams from the world’s most prestigious, high-stakes environments, including the international intelligence community and National Labs from U.S, Canada, UK and Australia. DataTribe is headquartered in Fulton, MD with offices in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit: http://www.datatribe.com.

About Bull City Venture Partners
Bull City Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on partnering with the best technology entrepreneurs to create market-leading companies. Learn more at http://www.bcvp.com.

About TEDCO
TEDCO provides resources and connections that early-stage technology and life sciences companies need to thrive in Maryland. TEDCO’s mission is to discover, invest in and help build great Maryland-based companies. Learn more at http://www.tedco.md.

Read the full press release here.