Cloud security provider Censornet has secured investment from Dutch telco-backed KPN Ventures.

The Basingstoke company, which seeks to make enterprise-grade cybersecurity affordable for mid-sized organisations, is targeting growth in Benelux and the DACH region in 2022.

Following the Series C round, KPN Ventures’ investment director Sem Alberga joins the Censornet board. 

“Telcos are in prime position to connect and defend organisations. KPN, in particular, has a strong focus on security for its networks and services, making KPN Ventures a perfect partner for our future growth,” said Ed Macnair (pictured), CEO, Censornet. 

“We have ambitious growth plans for Benelux and the DACH region, and this partnership bolsters our ability to execute.”

Censornet’s autonomous security platform integrates email security, web security, cloud application security and multi-factor authentication solutions into one line of defence. 

Hans Söhngen, MD of KPN Ventures, commented: “We are very happy to welcome Censornet to our portfolio of innovative tech investments. 

“Censornet has an impressive track record in the cloud cyber security space and its integrated cybersecurity platform offers a strong value proposition to mid-market organisations facing rising cyber threats. 

“In addition, Censornet perfectly fits KPN’s ambition to offer a safe digital experience to its customer.”

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