Zero Networks, an Israeli cybersecurity startup specializing in zero trust identity and network security solutions, has secured $20 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised capital to $45 million. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) led the funding round, with strategic investor Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike, also participating. Existing investors Venrock, CyberArk, F2 Venture Capital, and Pico Venture Partners, also joined the round. Founded in 2019, Zero Networks is led by CEO Benny Lakunishok and CTO Amir Frankel. With 45 employees, including 32 in Tel Aviv, the company is focused on preventing attackers from moving laterally within the organizational network to exfiltrate data or launch ransomware attacks. The startup has developed a fully automated SaaS platform that learns network traffic and creates granular security policies to restrict user and machine access to only necessary assets. Multi-factor authentication is required for accessing sensitive protocols, and the platform also enables organizations to securely connect remote employees and third parties to their network with zero trust principles and maximum network performance. Benny Lakunishok, CEO of Zero Networks, expressed excitement about the investment from USVP, stating that it will allow the company to scale its team earlier and is a testament to the team’s hard work and commitment to customers and partners.