Network security startup Fireglass just announced the close of a $20 million Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Ventures and FireEye investor Norwest Venture Partners.
Fireglass is one of a bevy of cybersecurity upstarts with roots in Israel. The region has become a hotbed for next-gen security technology, and an apparent go-to spot for M&A prospects.
As for Fireglass, the startup has offices in New York but runs its research and development operations out of Israel. The firm plans to use the funding to expand its R&D efforts, as well as its sales and marketing teams in North America and Europe.
Fireglass claims to use "no-compromise military approach" to enterprise security, with a focus on cyber attack prevention and risk management. The company was founded by former Check Point Software exec Guy Guzner, and Dan Amiga, who comes from a background in Israeli military intelligence.