Israeli startup Axonius today announced $4 million in seed funding from YL Ventures, with participation from Vertex Ventures and Emerge Capital.

The Tel Aviv-based company said the investment would be used to secure and manage the billions of connected devices in use by businesses by allowing IT and security operations teams to enable the agile and secure adoption and usage of the widest variety of current and future devices on the network.

Dean Sysman, Axonius CEO and co-founder, said that IT environments have transitioned over the last decade from controlled, centralized architectures, to become decentralized and fragmented.

“It has become an almost impossible task for CIOs and CISOs to answer the simplest questions, such as, ‘How many devices are currently on your network?’ or ‘How many devices on your network shouldn’t be there?’ or ‘Are these devices secure?’” Sysman said in a press release. “This lack of visibility and control creates an unwanted speed limit on innovation. With the Axonius Platform, IT and security operations teams gain unprecedented visibility and control of the devices on their networks, allowing them to be innovation partners and enablers for the business.”

Axonius said it provides open APIs and simple graphical operational interfaces to connect new device types and tools to the platform via adaptors, and new controls via plug-ins. In addition, Axonius said it provides a modern and secure exchange and sharing infrastructure for these adaptors and plug-ins.

The Axonius Platform is slated to be generally available in early 2018 and currently available to what it says are qualified customers.

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