The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2013

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vArmour Networks

CEO: Roger Lian

Founded in 2011 by veterans of the former NetScreen, Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup vArmour Networks is taking the software-based craze that's sweeping the networking industry and applying it to the realm of security.

Specifically, vArmour is cooking up what it calls software-defined security (SDSec), a set of solutions -- for which details are still light -- that are meant to deliver virtualization concepts, like greater flexibility, to network security systems. According to vArmour, SDSec will also eliminate the bottlenecks that have prevented data centers from fully realizing the benefits of compute and network virtualization.

vArmour in January raised $6 million in a Series A round of financing led by Highland Capital Partners, bringing the company's told funding to date to $8 million.


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