Automox raises $9.3 million in Series A for automated patch management

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Automox, a startup that provides an automated patching service, brought in $9.3 million in its Series A funding round, the company announced Tuesday.

The Boulder, Colorado, company’s platform helps enterprises manage and patch the various devices and programs that run on their networks. It comes with tools that give visibility into systems and allow users to automate patching.

Automox says that it serves a diverse set of customers, including Greyhound Lines, Hootsuite, NASA, Quicken, Yale University, Xerox and Dollar Shave Club.

“At the heart of every corporate cyber practice are two basic questions: are all of my systems and software patched and up to date, and are those systems configured and maintained correctly?” said Automox CEO Jay Prassl, in a press release. “Imagine eliminating all those issues for corporations and organizations of every size. That is exactly what we are doing at Automox through our automated cloud platform.”

TechOperators led the funding round, with participation from CRV, BlueNote Ventures and Tom Noonan. Noonan is a general partner at TechOperators and is joining Automox’s board of directors. He says that Automox can replace traditional, on-premise solutions to keep their devices and systems updated.

“Automox has modernized this cornerstone of enterprise security with a fully cloud-based offering to deploy and validate patches and security controls across their Windows, Mac and Linux infrastructure within one platform,” Noonan said.

Automox says it will use the new infusion to grow its engineering, sales and marketing operations.

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