Expel announces Gene Frantz to its Board along with raising $50m Series D financing led by CapitalG

– USA, VA –  Expel, the Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-service provider that’s committed to making security as accessible as the internet, announced today that it secured $50 Million in Series D funding led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent growth fund alongside existing investors, Battery Ventures, Greycroft, Index Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Scale Venture Partners.

Gene Frantz, general partner at CapitalG, will join the board of directors.

Since its inception in 2016, Expel has secured a combined total of $117.5 million in financing.

Expel’s “BYO tech” SOC-as-a-service approach gives customers 24×7 managed detection and response (MDR) for cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. Customers get more value out of the security tools they already own because Expel has 40+ native integrations with the most commonly used endpoint, network, SIEM tools, cloud services and SaaS applications. Expel connects to customer tech through APIs, not agents. This means customers can install and activate the service remotely in a matter of hours so internal teams can focus on the initiatives most important to their business.

“Enterprises are under threat from an inexhaustible supply of bad actors seeking to attack them. Companies respond by investing in new security products, which in turn generate a mountain of alerts for their security teams to review. Most enterprises can’t find enough cybersecurity talent to analyze every threat,” said Gene Frantz, general partner at CapitalG. “Expel makes it both possible and incredibly simple for enterprises to manage their security needs. With Expel, companies can ‘turn on’ a world-class security operations center within a few hours.”

“As we set out to create Expel, we wanted to build something that would let security teams everywhere stop playing a game of alert whack-a-mole and focus on managing the risks unique to their business,” said Dave Merkel, CEO of Expel. “Now more than ever, CISOs deserve a security partner that not only helps them reduce their organization’s risk, but gives them more space to focus on other things.”

Expel will use the new funding to grow its sales and marketing operations, further invest its rapidly growing cloud security offerings and explore international growth opportunities.

For more information: https://expel.io

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