Google invests in anti-malware start-up

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.

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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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  • RE: Google invests in anti-malware start-up

    Ahh, Neil Daswani's gig! I learnt a whole lot about DB security from one of his Tech Talks... good to see him doing well for himself.
    rikasa
  • makes sense - Google wants to block all malware except for there own!

    so investing in a company to keep them from blocking google's malware makes sense!
    Ron Bergundy
    • RE: Google invests in anti-malware start-up

      @Ron Bergundy I though the same thing....
      statuskwo5
  • The description says it all

    Dasient, which offers anti-malware protection tools for ISPs, Web sites and ad networks

    I consider "Ad networks" pretty much malware to begin with.
    crazydanr@...
    • RE: I consider "Ad networks" pretty much malware to begin with.

      @crazydanr@...

      Which is why I use Firefox with Ad Blocker Plus and a bunch of blocking rules.

      A long time ago, before others recognized it, I appreciated the potential of XSS (Cross Site Scripting) attacks; especially ones from (often third party) ad slinging sites.

      It is one reason why I got rid of IE and switched to that newcomer (at that time) - Firefox. I have been using Firefox since version 1.0.
      fatman65535
      • RE: Google invests in anti-malware start-up

        @fatman65535 ... Wow, you're a bit behind the times there, fella. It's OK to have opposing opinions but it's not so fine when all they are is about history and not even close to today or tomorrow. I'd suggest expanding your knowledge base - a lot.
        tom@...