JC2 Ventures founder John Chambers backs cybersecurity platform Virsec

Virsec, which develops workload protection tools, has received an investment from JC2 Ventures founder and CEO John Chambers.

As part of the investment, Chambers has joined the company as a strategic advisor. In this position, Chambers will help Virsec expand the reach of its platform.

It is not clear how much Chambers invested into Virsec.

Virsec, which is based in California, offers application-aware workload protection that defends companies from a range of attacks, both known and unknown.

Its services include cloud workload protection, virtual patching, legacy app protection, supply chain protection and more.

Chambers said, “The need for innovative methods to secure critical infrastructure has never been greater as the scope, sophistication, and cost of security threats continue to evolve.

“The attack on SolarWinds marked a significant wake-up call for the industry – and, frankly, the world. Traditional and legacy solutions are simply not enough to protect organizations from the extremely advanced attacks we are seeing today.

“We are at an inflection point for the next shift in cybersecurity and Virsec is at the forefront of that by protecting application workloads at runtime. I am proud to welcome Virsec to the JC2 Ventures family because there is no other company that can fully protect modern enterprises and organizations the way this team can.”

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