Google acquires website security vendor Impermium

Online search engine Google has acquired a three-year-old start up Impermium for an undisclosed amount.

The start up focused on building security products for websites.

Google has not disclosed the terms of its deal with Impermium.

Co-founders of Impermium include two Indians — Vish Ramarao, Naveen Jamal and Mark Risher.

Recently, social media network Facebook acquired Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs.

Google acquires website security vendor Impermium

Risher, who was the CEO of Impermium, in a note on its website, said: “Impermium is joining Google.  By joining Google, our team will merge with some of the best abuse fighters in the world. With our combined talents we’ll be able to further our mission and help make the internet a safer place. We’re excited about the possibilities.”

Times of India reported that Impermium had received $9 million in funding from a host of venture firms including Accel Partners, AOL Ventures, Charles River Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.

Prior to Impermium, all three co-founders were in Yahoo Mail, where they dealt with problems of spam, web security and fraudulent account creation.

Impermium has 300,000 clients, including Tumblr, Pinterest, CNN, ESPN, Typepad and Washington Post.

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