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Cybersecurity firm reels in $125 million investment

OPSWAT plans to use the capital to accelerate its rapid growth, among other uses.

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A few months after it moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Tampa, cybersecurity firm OPSWAT has scored a major victory, with a $125 million investment.

Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm Brighton Park Capital, which specializes in software, information services, technology-enabled services and health care, recently announced the investment. OPSWAT plans to use the capital to accelerate its rapid growth, with a focus on additional global expansion of sales, marketing, customer success and business operations, according to a statement. It will also continue to invest in research and development and pursue acquisitions.

"We're thrilled to have Brighton Park as a strategic, growth-focused partner and look forward to benefiting from their proven sector expertise as we advance our mission to protect the world's mission-critical infrastructure,” OPSWAT CEO and Founder Benny Czarny says in the statement. "With a strong foundation and global organization in place, today's announcement marks a new era at OPSWAT, and it wouldn't have been possible without the dedication and hard work by our exceptional and growing team.”

With close to 400 employees and 10 global offices, OPSWAT had record sales in 2020 and works with more than 1,000 organizations across 70 countries. Its suite of products, the release states, addresses eight critical cybersecurity use cases, including cross-domain solutions, file upload security, malware analysis and email security. The company moved to the region December, and plans to hire 100 employees in Tampa over the next three years.



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