Cmd’s technology provides runtime security for cloud infrastructure, helping organizations gain better visibility into processes that are running.
The acquisition comes just days after Elastic announced the acquisition of build.security. With Cmd on board Elastic will be able to accelerate their efforts in cloud security – specifically in cloud workload runtime security.
Cmd allows organizations to proactively secure their Linux environment by providing real-time visibility into user actions, customizable controls, and the ability to stop commands pre-execution without the need for human intervention.
Cmd was co-founded in 2016 by CEO Jake King, a former security operations lead at Hootsuite, and Milun Tesovic, a partner at Expa. A Vancouver tech ecosystem veteran, Tesovic sold his MetroLyrics startup in 2014 to CBS Interactive.
“Cmd was born out of Expa and matured as the brainchild of discussions between Expa General Partner Milun Tesovic and me. Milun and I focused on solving the challenges of addressing Linux observability and security challenges in an efficient way that doesn’t bog down production servers and can grow to enterprise scale,” King commented regarding Cmd’s origin.
Well-funded with a total of USD $21.6 million in funding to date, the company’s last round was a USD $15 million Series B in 2019 that was led by Google Ventures.
In 2019 Cmd was named to CNBC’s 2019 Upstart 100 List.