Wandera lands £15m to help fight cybercrime

Aiming to lead the fight against cybercrime, Secure Mobile Gateway provider Wandera has announced £10m in additional funding.

The latest funding was led by 83North, with participation from existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners. This brings Wandera’s total funding to £15 million.

Boasting clients including three of the Big Four accountancy firms, Wandera highlighted its expertise with the recent discovery of a serious security hole in the popular NFL Mobile app just days before this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

"Following the recent Sony Pictures and celebrity iOS hacks, companies are demanding the next generation of mobile security. We have reached a tipping point where businesses must tackle mobile data security threats head-on or face serious repercussions," said Roy Tuvey, President of Wandera.

"We’re thrilled to add 83North as an investor and this capital will help us grow and scale at a time when mobile attacks are growing exponentially across all smart devices."

The Wandera cloud processes more than 350 million content requests daily for customers with users in 60 countries. Wandera’s partner ecosystem includes AT&T, BT and Samsung as well as integrations with MobileIron, AirWatch and Citrix.

"Wandera’s proactive security and optimisation service powered by its unique cloud gateway architecture goes beyond traditional solutions and gives enterprises the confidence to employ mobility as a key productivity tool," said Erez Ofer of 83North who will join the Board.

"We’re pleased to facilitate Wandera’s aggressive expansion plans across Europe and particularly in North America where they are already securing mobile devices for some of the world’s largest companies and partnering with global telecom carriers and MDM players."

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