A company called SentinelOne has been making headlines across the PC community this week because it received $25 million in funding. Here’s why you might be hearing about SentinelOne being the next big thing in PC antivirus software.
Patented Dynamic Execution Inspection Technology
The secret behind SentinelOne’s power lies in its unique technology called Dynamic Execution Inspection. That technology is what attracted so much investment money – and it’s what differentiates SentinelOne from existing antivirus software.
Dynamic Execution inspection allows the software to protect users against a variety of malware executions. With SentinelOne, you can be protected from malware executed in all of the following areas:
Tomas Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne, said the following in a press release:
“Attacks have moved beyond malware and can now compromise endpoint devices using a variety of techniques and methods. We’ve built a platform from the ground up that can detect and protect against malicious activity on a machine regardless of the vector, or source of entry, being used. This new round of financing will allow us [to] scale quickly and capture a lion’s share of the very large market for endpoint protection.”
Total Investment is Now At Around $40 Million
To date, SentinelOne has raised about $40 million in investment funding. During the latest round of investments, the company raised $25 million in Series B funding.
The $40 million investment makes SentinelOne “one of the highest capitalized endpoint security vendors” according to pymnts.com.
Antivirus Isn’t Dead Yet
For years, we’ve been hearing about how antivirus is dead. Heck, even famous antivirus icon John McAfee claimed that it was dead.
However, we all knew the industry wasn’t dead: malware threats are still out there and they probably always will be – antivirus makers just needed to innovate.
SentinelOne appears to have heard that message loud and clear with its Dynamic Execution Inspection technology, which is why it’s been such an investment darling in recent weeks.
In any case, expect to hear more about SentinelOne in the coming months as the software maker is eager to hit the market sooner rather than later.