February 7, 2011
With malware one of the fastest-growing and most disruptive threats on the Internet, Google Ventures has joined previous investors Benhamou Global Ventures, Floodgate and Radar Partners in funding anti-malware provider Dasient Inc.
This new round of funding will allow Dasient to expand their research and development team, which already developed the market’s leading web malware detection solution, and launch new sales and marketing initiatives to penetrate existing markets and develop new market opportunities.
The Google Ventures team definitely knows a good thing when they see it: 2010 was a very good year for Dasient. They achieved record sales in the financial, media, and e-commerce markets, tripled their customers, and doubled their team at their Sunnyvale, California headquarters.
Their current products include the Web Anti-Malware service, which can automatically identify and contain malware on websites—a huge help for company’s who wish to avoid losses of traffic, reputation, and revenue. A year ago, they launched the industry’s first Anti-Malvertising Solution to help publishers and advertising networks monitor and remediate malicious advertising attacks.
When you look at the malware numbers, it is easy to see why the company has been growing so rapidly. In their most recent Quarterly Malware Update, Dasient reported malware on more than 1.2 million websites. Yes, that’s a lot, especially considering that the number more than doubled from the same quarter a year before.
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