UPDATED 09:00 EST / MAY 26 2021

SECURITY

SaaS bot protection startup DataDome raises $35M to boost global sales and marketing

Software-as-a-service bot protection startup DataDome announced today it has raised $35 million in new funding to allow it to scale up its global sales, marketing, delivery and research and development teams.

The Series B round was led by Elephant and included ISAI.

Founded in 2014, DataDome is a bot protection startup that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and block advanced bot attacks in real time. The company’s technology compares every request to a website with an in-memory pattern database and decides in less than two milliseconds whether access to a page should be granted.

DataDome’s technology uses data from billions of requests daily to identify continually and prevent both familiar and zero-day or previously undiscovered threats. The service also protects against web scraping, account takeover, advanced distributed denial-of-service attacks and payment fraud.

When a new undesirable bot is detected on an online business protected by DataDome, all customers are automatically protected in less than 50 milliseconds. Whenever a customer is under attack, real-time notifications are sent via email or Slack, but no action is required because DataDome’s anti-bot protection software deals with the bad bots, allowing on-call teams to focus on other issues.

DataDome is designed to serve DevSecOps or development, security and operations personnel with a complete SaaS platform, combined with enterprise-level professional services and dedicated bot security operations centers. The service is designed to be easily integrated with any web infrastructure and can be installed and running in under an hour. Through partnerships, DataDome can be activated at the edge in a few clicks on platforms that include Amazon Web Services Inc., Fastly Inc., Cloudflare Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc.’s Commerce Cloud.

Founded in Paris with offices in New York and Singapore, DataDome said it has seen strong growth as cyberattacks have continued to increase. Notable customers include Axel Springer SE, AngelList Talent, Australia Post, Carsales.com Ltd. and Foot Locker Retail Inc.

Including the new funding, DataDome has raised about $39 million, according to data from Crunchbase.

Photo: DataDome/Twitter

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