Cloud security startup vArmour raises $41 million from Telstra, Redline Ventures

Based in Mountain View, vArmour specializes in application-aware micro-segmentation to bring security analytics to data centers and cloud platforms.

Cloud security startup vArmour has secured $41 million in Series D funding. The round was backed by Redline Ventures and Telstra, among others, and brings the company's financing total to $83 million.

Based in Mountain View, vArmour specializes in application-aware micro-segmentation to bring security analytics to data centers and cloud platforms.

vArmour's Distributed Security System (DSS) software differs from traditional perimeter-based systems in that it works from within computer networks to protect servers from cyber attacks and breaches. When a threat is detected, the software allows IT admins to segment portions of their networks and establish security controls and policies.

The five-year-old startup has already inked a bevy of partnerships with Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Amazon Web Services and Cisco.

vArmour said it plans to use the capital injection for global expansion through strategic partners in Asia-Pacific, EMEA and in North America.

That's where Telstra's strategic investment comes into play. The Australian telecommunications giant will use vArmour to bolster its managed services business by selling vArmour's security tools in the Asia-Pacific region.

"The move to multi-cloud requires a completely different approach to security," said Mark Sherman, managing director at Telstra Ventures. "We are very excited to be investing in vArmour, as we believe they sit at the forefront of this rapidly growing market."

vArmour said additional investors include Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Citi Ventures, Work-Bench Ventures, and Allegis Capital.