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Twitter acquires Internet security company Dasient


According to Internet security company Dasient’s company blog, they’ve just been acquired by Twitter. Dasient, formed by three ex-Google employees, are joining Twitter’s ‘revenue engineering’ team to help them beef up their technology and tools. Here’s what Dasient does:

Since its inception, Dasient has been focused on solving web-scale security problems involving malware and other types of online abuse. In 2009, Dasient launched its web anti-malware platform, capable of scanning URLs and websites for the presence of harmful content.In 2010, Dasient launched the industry’s first anti-malvertising service to protect ad networks and publishers from the scourge of malicious ads. Over the last year, we have been very active in securing the ads and content of the some of the industry’s largest ad networks and web sites.

Essentially, their cloud-based software is going to protect Twitter, ad networks and publishers from malware attacks. Since Dasient focuses on advertising and Twitter is expanding its self-serve advertising efforts, this pairing seems like a good fit.

Full story at The Next Web.

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  • Rajesh Menon

    Right match. Good acquisition Twitter.