JASK, a new company pioneering artificial intelligence and advanced analytics for cyber-security, has raised more than $2 million in seed financing in a round led by Battery Ventures. Vertical Venture Partners and other prominent angel investors also participated. JASK intends to use the proceeds to develop its product and secure early customers.
The company was founded by Greg Martin, who previously started ThreatStream, a leading innovator in the cyber ‘threat-intelligence’ sector. Martin also played a key role at ArcSight, the market leader in security information and event management (SIEM) technology, which makes software to monitor corporate networks and protect them from hackers. ArcSight was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010.
JASK is building what it calls the first-ever, predictive ‘security operations center’ to help companies move past the limitations of existing security-management and monitoring solutions. The next-generation technology is part of the broader trend of leveraging artificial intelligence to make security measures more proactive and stay ahead of sophisticated cyber-attacks proliferating in the industry.