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Malware Detection Company AffirmLogic Raises $25 Million

AffirmLogic, a company that uses behavior analysis to detect malware, this week announced that it has closed a $25 million equity financing round, which follows a $5.2 million funding round announced earlier this year.

The Mclean, Virginia-based AffirmLogic automates application analysis, applying mathematical foundations to identify what it calls “the deep meaning of software.”

With this approach, the company aims to tackle the increasingly complex threat landscape, where advanced persistent threats (APT) and sophisticated malware are employed to steal data and compromise systems.

AffirmLogic’s Hyperion technology, which uses Behavior Computation to identify malicious behavior within software, was developed as part of a national security project, refined at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and then selected for DHS’s Transition to Practice (TTP) Program, to be commercialized and adopted by private users.

Able to detect sophisticated cyber-threats, Hyperion can help Computer Emergency Readiness Teams (CERT), Reverse Engineers (RE) and Computer Network Defense (CND) teams identify and protect against attacks faster, AffirmLogic claims.

“Our ability to mathematically compute the behavior of software is a game-changer for organizations that demand greater visibility into malware and advanced cyber threats. Ultimately, software with unknown behavior has unknown security,” said Larry Roshfeld, AffirmLogic CEO.

The funding round was led by a private investment group.

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