Annual Global Financing on Cybersecurity

Annual Global Financing on Cybersecurity

Proof Point

Investment deals in cybersecurity reached record 421 in 2016, raising $3.53 billion funding, lower than $3.94 billion in 2015

Annual Global Financing on Cybersecurity

2013 – 2017F (number of deals and US$ billions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Cybersecurity – Technologies, processes, and practices designed to prevent cyber attacks, including damage or unauthorized access to networks, computers, programs, and data
  • Record 2016 Deals – Total number of investment deals on cybersecurity companies increased to highest level of 421 in 2016 from 391 in 2015, expected to reach 509 in 2017
  • 2017 Investment Value Rebound – Dollar value of investments projected to bounce back to $3.93 billion in 2017, after dropping to $3.53 billion in 2016
  • Most Funded Firms – Tenable Network Security ($302 million), Tanium ($295 million), Lookout ($281 million), CrowdStrike ($256 million), and OpenPeak ($233 million) top funded cybersecurity firms between 2013 to May 2017
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing threats of cyberattacks globally, growing number of online transactions, and heightening regulatory requirements for increased security



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Date Last Updated

June 25, 2017

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