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M86 Security

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About M86 Security

M86 Security, formerly 8e6 Technologies, offers real-time threat protection and is a Secure Web Gateway provider. The company protects organizations from advanced threats and data loss, while enabling productive access to Internet tools, including Web 2.0 and social media. By offering appliance, Software as a Service, hybrid and cloud-based solutions, the company is able to meet industry and budget-specific requirements, as well as extend full security to remote and mobile users anywhere.

Headquarters Location

8845 Irivne Center Drive

Irvine, California, 92618,

United States


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M86 Security Patents

M86 Security has filed 2 patents.

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Computer network security, Computer security exploits, Malware, Computer security, Web security exploits


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Computer network security, Computer security exploits, Malware, Computer security, Web security exploits



Latest M86 Security News

How VCs can get the most out of co-investing alongside LPs

Jun 29, 2021

William Kilmer Contributor William Kilmer is managing partner with C5 Capital, a venture capital fund investing in the secure data ecosystem. He was formerly an operating partner at Mercato Growth Partners and served as CEO and chairman of PublicEngines (acquired by Motorola), and Avinti (merged with M86 Security) and served as chief marketing officer/chief strategy officer of M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave). It has rarely been easier for people looking to invest. Nontraditional investors, which include anyone outside of traditional VC firms investing in venture capital deals, are increasingly making their presence felt in the investing community. McKinsey found that the value of co-investment deals has more than doubled to $104 billion from 2012 to 2018. And by some counts, there are as many as 1,600 “nontraditional” investors helping to fund venture capital deals in 2021. The primary motivator for nontraditional investors is seeking better returns, and investing alongside VC funds is a great way to achieve that. A recent Preqin study shows co-investing funds significantly outperform traditional funds. Research shows that 80% of investors found their co-investments outperforming private equity fund investments, with 46% outperforming by a margin of more than 5%. Investors also benefit from a generally less expensive fee structure compared to traditional private equity or VC funds. When evaluating deals, keep in mind that most companies are not going to be the next tech unicorn, so set realistic views on exits. Co-investors can also profit by sharing the investment risk, which benefits all investors and builds loyalty and trust. And because this kind of investing requires a hands-on approach, investors get the chance to work closely with top sponsors — the general partners (GPs) — to foster deeper relationships and gain a better understanding of the GPs’ investment strategies and deal review processes. For new investors,... Continue Reading

M86 Security Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was M86 Security founded?

    M86 Security was founded in 1995.

  • Where is M86 Security's headquarters?

    M86 Security's headquarters is located at 8845 Irivne Center Drive, Irvine.

  • What is M86 Security's latest funding round?

    M86 Security's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did M86 Security raise?

    M86 Security raised a total of $54.56M.

  • Who are the investors of M86 Security?

    Investors of M86 Security include Trustwave, Updata Partners, Vora Ventures, Kelso Place Asset Management and HarbourVest Partners.

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