Startup to Challenge Botnets

Somewhere, at an unknown location in downtown Atlanta, a stealth-mode startup company is listening in on bot conversations and developing a method to disrupt them.

Damballa, a new venture spun off from research conducted at Georgia Institute of Technology, is working on products that can recognize the online transmissions used to form botnets, according to reports. The technology is currently being delivered only to government agencies, but a commercial offering may eventually be in the cards, investors say.

Named after a powerful voodoo snake god, the startup received $2.5 million in Series A funding in June from several venture capital companies, including Sigma Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, and Imlay Investments. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Startup to Challenge Botnets - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 17th August 2006 12:16AM