As a flurry of internet-enabled innovations begin taking advantage of the disposable wealth among China’s growing middle class, cybersecurity concerns continue to loom over the country.

The government steadfastly claims that China is the biggest victim of global cyber attacks, while outside the political realm internet giants face the challenge of protecting their ever-expanding consumer-facing empires.

U.S.-based Shape Security Inc., who specialize in ‘botwall’  cybersecurity technology, announced a $25 million USD series D this month, aimed at fueling their expansion in China. The series was led by Baseline Ventures and followed by Beijing-based Northern Light Venture Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to $91 million.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com