Fleet Raises $5M to Make Device Management Open Source


Fleet, an open-source device management platform that helps developers, security teams, and IT professionals track and secure their organisation’s laptops and servers, today announced $5M in seed funding.

“It’s amazing to see how much traction Fleet has generated over the past year,” said Sid Sijbrandij, owner of Open Core Ventures and CEO of GitLab. “The team emerged from a small community of Fleet open source maintainers to build an enterprise-grade business serving customers worldwide.”

Over the past year, the platform has seen continuous adoption and contributions by IT and security engineers at companies like Uber, Atlassian, Heroku, Dropbox, Square, Ernst & Young, Wayfair, Yubico, Schrödinger, and Gusto, who use Fleet to automate, manage and understand their laptops and servers in real-time.

Fleet gives teams quick, reliable access to data about the production servers, employee laptops, and other devices they manage – no matter the operating system. Users can search for any device data using SQL queries, which makes it faster to respond to incidents and automate IT. Fleet can also be used to monitor vulnerabilities, battery health, software, and even EDR and MDM tools like Crowdstrike, Munki, Jamf, and Carbon Black, to help confirm that those platforms are working how administrators “think” they are.

“With over 1.65 million devices enrolled to date, it’s been an exciting first year for our team at Fleet. When we created osquery at Facebook in 2014, we always imagined open source as the answer for endpoint visibility. Today, Fleet fulfills that vision, and more,” said Zach Wasserman, Fleet co-founder and CTO.



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