French Cybersecurity Firm Sesame it Secures €10M to Enhance Operations with Critical National Infrastructures Across Europe

In just a year since it launched its Jizô Network Detection & Response (NDR) solution, French cybersecurity company Sesame it reveals that it “has achieved profitability and plans to accelerate European development thanks to a €10 million fundraising.”

Sesame it, which claims to be one of just four French NDR tools to be accredited by the French National Agency for IT Systems Security (ANSSI) has “attracted interest from investors committed to the promotion of digital sovereignty, including Banque Postale’s 115k fund and Banque des Territoires, as well as historical investors BNP and Astorya VC.”

The 2013 French Military Planning Law “set a high bar for cybersecurity for organizations identified by the State as Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) organizations (Opérateurs d’Importance Vitale).”

This level of cybersecurity “requires robust Network Detection & Response (NDR) tools that constantly analyze network flows.”

To be approved for use by French CNIs, NDRs must be “qualified by the French National Agency for IT Systems Security (ANSSI).”

Qualification attests “to the solution’s compliance with the ANSSI’s strict regulatory, technical, security and privacy standards.” To date, Sesame it’s Jizô is one of just four NDRs to have won this qualification.

Sesame it founder and CEO Audrey Amédro said:

“Analysis of network flows is key to any cyber defence strategy, whether it’s critical infrastructure or not. Network traffic and flow records are unfalsifiable, rich and complete. They give a complete vision of IT systems, and therefore the ability to spot any malicious activity. Jizô’s network flow analysis allows for threats to be anticipated, making it one of the most effective tools for detecting cyber-malware, and an essential part of any good cybersecurity strategy.”

Turnover of €10 million in 2022

While Sesame it’s Jizô NDR solution is “recommended and qualified by ANSSI to protect CNIs, it can protect any organisation, public or private.”

Sesame it claims that it already “counts a dozen major clients in public and private spheres, and reported a turnover of more than 10 million euros in 2022.”

Caisse de Dépôts Investment Director François Charbonnier said:

“We were immediately convinced by the quality and innovation of Sesame it’s detection and analysis technology, one of the few NDR to be qualified by the ANSSI. It’s a testament to how well Sesame it has done commercially, putting this product on the market so quickly and successfully. This is an offer that responds fully to the real and growing cyber threats faced by public and private organizations.”

La Poste Groupe’s Deputy Managing Director Olivier Lévy-Barouch said:

“By investing in Sesame it we are supporting the development of cutting-edge technology that protect large companies and CNIs in France and in Europe, and particularly for financial institutions. This investment is fully in line with the strategy of our 115k fund, responding to the challenge of digital sovereignty which is is a key conviction of La Banque Postale and the La Poste Group.”

Founded in 2017 by Audrey Amédro and Jérôme Gouy, Sesame it helps French and European organizations “deploy their cyber defence strategy with its NDR solution Jizô. Jizô has been qualified by ANSSI since 2021.”

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