Israeli cybersecurity startup Hunters.AI emerged from stealth mode Wednesday and closed a $5.4 million seed funding round led by YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital, the company announced last week.
Founded in 2018, Hunters.AI was created to accelerate cyber threat response and fight cyber threats and attacks by helping companies detect, identify, and provide a remedy for cyberattacks that target their cloud, hybrid, and enterprise environments.
The company says it utilizes unique attack intelligence, artificial intelligence, and existing security data to deliver proactive, scalable and actionable attack detection. In a statement, the company describes its autonomous solution as something that “finds the breadcrumbs that are always left behind by attackers, but that remain hidden by security defenses.” It then connects those digital traces it finds to quickly identify and isolate attacks as well as provides attack stories which dramatically accelerate cyber threat detection and response time.
The deployment of the Hunters solution does not require introducing new agents or scanners into the environment or duplicating existing data.
“From the start, we recognized that companies need access to more expertise and knowledge about attacks and attackers in order to defend themselves,” said Hunters chairman Ehud Schneorson, a retired brigadier general and former commander of Unit 8200 in the Israel Defense Forces and a venture partner at Blumberg Capital. “That is why we partnered with Hunters founders Uri May and Tomer Kazaz to deliver this expertise and build the industry’s first autonomous hunting solution that enables companies to continuously hunt and respond to attacks in a way no other solution does.”
“Our solution helps security teams to get the most out of their existing tools and gain unprecedented insight into attacks as they unfold in their cloud, hybrid and enterprise environments.” says Uri May, co-founder and CEO of Hunters.AI, “The only way to deal with velocity and volume of attacks is to leverage world-class expertise in an automated fashion that can be trained and adapts itself to the ever-changing attack surface.”