On Friday, the lights went out on many prominent websites, including Amazon, Twitter and Spotify, after calculated DDoS attacks on cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn. The attacks, which came from tens of millions of IP addresses, essentially overwhelmed servers, causing webpages to deny service to internet users in an outage that affected much of the US East Coast, among other regions.
Dyn, which found itself in the crosshairs of at least three separate attacks, is backed by PE and VC investors such as Pamplona Capital Management, Borealis Ventures and North Bridge Growth Equity. The company has raised roughly $100 million in funding to date, including a $50 million Series B in May at a $356 million valuation, according to the PitchBook Platform.
To learn more about Dyn, which clearly manages much more of the internet than you thought, check out today's free profile for a look at the company's financing history, cap table, management and more.