Embrane, a provider of application-centric network services, has raised $14 million in Series C funding led by Cisco, with participation from new investor Presidio Ventures and existing backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company deploys its application-centric networking solutions via a multi-service software architecture that provisions network services in seconds. Its centrally-managed firewalls, VPNs and load balancers can grow or shrink on demand, enabling enterprises and service providers to adapt to changing business requirements, infuse network flexibility and reduce capital and operational expenses.
Embrane previously raised a $9 million Series A financing round at a $30 million valuation in 2010 followed by an $18 million Series B round at a $93 million valuation in 2011, bringing its total funding to $41 million. Proceeds from the Series C will be used to increase the company's investment in its network services, enhance its go-to-market strategy and expand support for third-party virtual network service appliances.