Below is our recent interview with Marc van Zadelhoff, Chief Executive Officer at Devo:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Devo offers a security analytics platform that ingests data from every machine in an organization’s system, and then stores and analyzes the records to provide security and IT operation insights. Devo’s founders were part of a security team at a large bank and saw first-hand the challenges security teams face with the explosion of data associated with the shift to the cloud. They founded Devo to solve these challenges and give security teams what they never had— the ability to see instantly what is happening in their environment and respond to security incidents in real time.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Devo’s success comes from a huge market, great technology, and an incredible team. Devo’s scale, the analytics we offer, and the economics we offer allow us to solve a particular problem that legacy technology in our space hasn’t been able to solve.
Security analytics is in such high demand because it is the heartbeat of an organization’s security operations center. The typical CISO has 200 security tools from 40 different vendors, but the one that they look at every day, 24/7 is security analytics.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Much of the security industry still thinks that collecting data and building “data lakes” is the key to threat detection and security compliance. Security analytics at Devo focuses on transforming data to information and into actionable intelligence. Terms like hot and cold storage are a legacy vocabulary of human-driven hunt & peck incident investigation – modern security and the modern SOC require that data and intelligence as fused and must be instantly queryable and contributive to live behavioral analytics across all attack surfaces simultaneously. By default Devo does this across 400 days of data at speeds measured in the time it takes to sip coffee, not the length of coffee breaks or overnight scheduled query batch operations.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Devo is continuing to expand in global markets and a focal point for reaching enterprise customers in these new regions will be through partners. That said, targeting Global 2000 companies directly has been key to our go-to-market strategy and will remain so with this new funding, especially as we plan to introduce new innovation around content delivery and community in the future.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Devo operates in a space that values best in class because hackers are best in class. It’s not a space where you can be large and mediocre, you need to be precise and nimble because, with everything in the cloud or having an IP address, the attack surface is rapidly increasing over the last few years. There’s no alternative in the cloud for this scale of data—Devo is the most scalable and economic option out there.