July 5, 2018

CDN provider Section.io to bolster services with Series A USD 5.5 million infusion

The funding is aimed at providing customers with WAF, DDoS and bot mitigation services through the CDN platform hosted on public cloud and on-premise environments.

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Tech startup Section.io have completed a Series A funding round of USD 5.5 million to bolster cloud and security services through their CDN (Content Delivery Network) platform. This cash infusion is aimed at providing Section.io’s customers with bot mitigation, DDoS and WAF (Web Application Firewall) services through the CDN platform hosted on-premise and cloud environments.

According to Section.io, threat mitigation is one of the top priorities for organizations when it comes to protection critical workloads. They say that vulnerabilities need to be detected and eradicated quickly to keep hosting environments safe.

Section.io say that they have focused on partnering with cutting edge vendors rather than building their own options to provide cybersecurity services. They say that this approach will allow customers to choose the most appropriate vendor to avail DDoS, WAF or bot mitigation services.

In addition to bolstering their services through the CDN platform, Section.io say that the funding will allow them to grow further and add sales and marketing energy to the mix.

Section.io say that they have been funded by early-stage tech VC firm Foundry Group. Since both parties saw synergies with respect to vision, mission and growth Section.io say that the funding deal went through without any hiccups.

Speaking about this, a spokesperson for Foundry Group, commented:

Section.io fits into our Glue and Protocol themes as their PaaS connects compute infrastructure from multiple service providers for improved HTTP traffic delivery from a true federation of compute providers.

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