Internet gadget online search engine Censys is among the biggest search engines you’ve most likely never become aware of.

If Google is the online search engine for finding information sitting on the web, Censys is the online search engine for finding web devices, like computers, servers, and smart gadgets, that hosts the information to begin with. By constantly mapping the web trying to find linked devices, it’s possible to identify gadgets that are available outside a business’s firewall. The objective is to help companies track which systems can be accessed from the web and understand which devices have exploitable security vulnerabilities.

Now, Censys has raised $15.5 million in a Series A fundraise, led by GV and Decibel with participation from Greylock Partners.

David Corcoran, president and co-founder of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based web security startup, said the company plans to “aggressively” purchase top security talent and plans to double its headcount from about 50 to 100 in the next year, consisting of broadening its sales, engineering, and management teams.

“We’re enjoyed have the assistance of world-class financiers as we keep the momentum building and continue to revolutionize how services manage their security posture in an ever-changing environment,” said Corcoran.

The fundraise could not come at a more vital time for the company. Censys is not the only internet device online search engine, matching Binary Edge and Shodan. However Censys says it has actually invested 2 years on bettering its internet mapping technology, helping it see more of the internet than it did previously.

The new scan engine, developed by the same team that established and keeps its initial open-source ZMap scanner, declares to see 44% more gadgets on the internet than other security business. That assists business see brand-new vulnerable systems as soon as the come online, stated Censys’ chief researcher Zakir Durumeric.

Censys is among a variety of growing security companies in the Ann Arbor location, together with NextHop Technologies, Interlink Networks, and Duo Security, co-founded by Dug Tune, who likewise sits on Censys’board.”You can’t safeguard what you can’t see– however

in today’s dynamic IT environment, numerous companies have a hard time to discover, much less monitor, every system and application at threat before the enemies do, “said Song.” Censys empowers defenders with the automated visibility they require to really understand and to get ahead of these dangers, enabling even small security groups to have an outsized effect.”Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.