Google Ventures Invests In Web Security Company Dasient
Dasient, a company that develops anti-malware solutions for websites and ad networks, has raised additional funding from Google Ventures. The amount raised was not disclosed, but the company has previously raised $4 million from Benhamou Global Ventures, Floodgate, Radar Partners and others.
Founded by former Googlers Neil Daswani and Shariq Rizvi and Ameet Ranadive (ex-McKinsey), Dasient protects websites from web-based malware attacks. The company’s proprietary technology monitors websites for malware infections and will alert the webmaster if an attack takes places, and quarantine the infection. In the company’s last quarter, Dasient reported malware on more than 1.2 million websites.
The new round of funding will be used to expand R&D efforts and sales and marketing initiatives. The company seems to be growing, despite facing competition from giants like McAfee and others. In 2010, Dasient says that it brought in record sales for its product in financial, media, and e-commerce verticals. Dasient also achieved triple-digit customer growth and doubled its team size.