[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Cyber security startup AlienVault has closed a $22.4 million Series C funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Sigma, with participation from existing investors Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. The funding will be used to expand its sales, marketing and support functions as well as further invest in research and development, says AlienVault.

KPCB managing partner Ted Schlein will join AlienVault’s board of directors. Sigma managing director Bob Spinner will participate as a board observer.

AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners.