Endpoint Security , Governance & Risk Management , Security Operations

Scaling Zero Trust: How ThreatLocker Uses Series D Funds

Danny Jenkins on Leveraging Funding for Global Expansion, Endpoint Security and MDR
Danny Jenkins, co-founder and CEO, ThreatLocker (Image: ThreatLocker)

Raising $115 million will allow ThreatLocker to educate and protect more users by expanding its zero trust and endpoint security offerings, said CEO Danny Jenkins.

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The investment will make it easier for ThreatLocker to deploy zero trust on endpoints and will aid efforts to educate the midmarket about the risks and solutions in cybersecurity. The Orlando-based company's application allow listing strategy reduces risk by only permitting trusted applications to run, which Jenkins said provides superior protection to traditional detection and response methods (see: ThreatLocker Gets $115M to Fuel Zero Trust Defense, Eyes IPO).

"The way that EDR has to determine if something is bad behavior is through known bad patterns or known bad behaviors, which is hard to tell sometimes because good and bad behaviors can be functionally identical," Jenkins said. "Allow listing doesn't rely on that problem, because we're literally saying this backup software is our backup software. We trust it. We use it."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Jenkins also discussed:

  • The Series D funding round's role in advancing zero trust security for ThreatLocker;
  • How new MDR services provide rapid response and integrate zero trust principles;
  • ThreatLocker's expansion into global markets, including Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

Jenkins has more than two decades of experience in building and securing corporate networks, including many roles on red teams and blue teams. Before taking the reins at ThreatLocker in 2015, he co-founded MXSweep, a provider of email and internet security SaaS applications, which was later sold to J2. Jenkins was also the CEO at Sirrustec, which specialized in white-labeled email security and was sold to Censornet in 2014.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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