Intel Capital Joins AlienVault Series D Funding Round

Intel Capital Joins AlienVault Series D Funding Round 
Strategic Investment Completes $30 Million Funding Round 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/20/13 --  AlienVault, the
leading provider of Unified Security Management(TM) (USM) solutions
and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced that Intel
Capital has joined its Series D funding round, closing the round at
$30 million. AlienVault's Series D round was first announced in
September, and led by GGV Capital, with strong participation from
Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Sigma West,
Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. 
"AlienVault' s USM platform targeted at small and medium businesses
provides a comprehensive yet affordable security solution," said
Maurits Tichelman, GM of Intel's Reseller Channel Organization. "We
look forward to introducing AlienVault to our global network of
150,000 Intel Technology Providers who can provide unique key
services, a Managed Security Service Platform, and distribution of
the AlienVault Security offering to their customer base."  
"This is a great strategic extension of our Series D round," said
Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. "Intel Capital brings
with it knowledgeable insights and a robust network of technology
innovators and channel partners that will enable AlienVault to reach
the broad mid-market even more quickly and innovate in ways that make
threat prevention, detection and response easier to afford and
"GGV Capital welcomes Intel Capital's investment in AlienVault in the
Series D round," said Glenn Solomon, partner at GGV Capital and
member of AlienVault's Board of Directors. "AlienVault has been
growing rapidly and has the opportunity to scale meaningfully in the
future. GGV Capital's focus on supporting companies in the expansion
phase, and Intel Capital's shared emphasis on helping start-ups scale
their businesses and build strong channel relationships, will serve
AlienVault well, as the company amplifies its reach to the
mid-market, and leads the industry toward a better threat sharing
"AlienVault has seen tremendous growth over the last five years,"
said J. Alberto Yepez, AlienVault's Chairman of the Board of
Directors and Managing Director at Trident Capital. "As AlienVault
continues to expand its reach to the mid-market and build upon its
global presence, Intel's channel partners and robust network of
technology innovators will further open doors for the growing
security company."  
With the Series D funding, AlienVault will continue to scale the
company's global sales and marketing programs. It will also enable
the company to increase investments in product innovation and expand
its OTX platform, the largest crowd-sourced repository for threat
information around the world, counting more than 8,000 contributors
from 140 countries, and growing rapidly. 
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About Intel Capital
 Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A
organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology
start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad
range of companies offering hardware, software, and services
targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and
semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested
more than US$11 billion in over 1,322 companies in 54 countries. In
that timeframe, 204 portfolio companies have gone public on various
exchanges around the world and 336 were acquired or participated in a
merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150
investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside
North America. For more information on Intel Capital and its
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About AlienVault
 AlienVault's Unified Security Management(TM)
solution (USM) provides a fast and cost-effective way for
organizations with limited security staff and budget to address
compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential
security controls built-in, USM puts enterprise-class security
visibility within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who
need to do more with less. AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange(TM) is
an open and collaborative initiative for security professionals to
connect with their peers, and learn about the latest threats and
defensive tactics from industry experts and security researchers.
AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon
Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
Byers, GGV Capital, Sigma West, Intel Capital, Adara Venture
Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. For more
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