MDR Provider Critical Start Lands $215 Million Growth Investment

Managed detection and response (MDR) solutions provider Critical Start on Tuesday announced that it has received more than $215 million in strategic growth funding from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

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Founded in 2012, the Plano, Texas-based cybersecurity firm provides MDR, incident response, forensic services and security monitoring and analytics services that can integrate with existing EDR, EPP, and SIEM tools.

The investment, Critical Start says, will help it accelerate growth with new talent and scale its MDR offerings.

“We are thrilled to partner with Vista given their team’s deep understanding of the enterprise technology and security landscape and the resources they can deliver to help us continue along our tremendous growth trajectory,” said Rob Davis, Critical Start founder and CEO.

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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