Google invests in anti-malware start-up

Summary:The venture capital arm of web search giant Google has joined the latest round of funding for Dasient, a Web security start-up founded by a pair of ex-Googlers.

The venture capital arm of web search giant Google has joined the latest round of funding for Dasient, a Web security start-up founded by a pair of ex-Googlers.

Dasient, which offers anti-malware protection tools for ISPs, Web sites and ad networks, said Google Ventures joins Dasient's previous investors including Benhamou Global Ventures, Floodgate and Radar Partners in this latest funding round.

Financial details were not released.  Dasient originally raised $2 million in 2008 to build out Web security offerings for businesses.

The company said the new round of funding will be used to expand Dasient's R&D and marketing efforts.

Topics: Browser, Google, Malware, Security, Software Development

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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