Security company Seculert recently announced the closing of a $10 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investor Norwest Venture Partners.

"This endorsement of Seculert’s unique Advanced Persistent Threat Protection (APT) solution, positioning and potential comes at a time when the security market is at an inflection point. ... Our new funding partnership empowers us to capitalize on this inflection point in the security market, enhance our key technological and competitive advantages, expand our global reach, and ultimately give our customers the cloud-based Advanced Threat Protection solutions they need to stay safe and successful," Seculert CEO Dudi Matot wrote in a blog post announcing the funding.

Sequoia Capital partner Gili Raanan has also joined Seculert's board of directors.

"The risks organizations are facing from new types of security threats is on a sharp rise," Raanan said in a statement. "Seculert sets itself apart from the other cyber security companies by providing organizations the simplest, off-campus malware protection solution in the cloud that can also work with existing security devices to protect the organization."