Google invests in anti-malware start-up

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.

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