MUMBAI: The grandfather of the World Wide Web, Google, has acquired a three-year-old startup Impermium.
The startup focused on building security products for websites was started by Vish Ramarao and Naveen Jamal with offices in Bengaluru and California. The third co-founder Mark Risher, who sits in California, posted on the website that the company had formally been acquired by Google with a headline 'Impermium is joining Google'.
The post read: “When we founded Impermium three years ago, our mission was to help rid the web of spam, fraud, and abuse. As sites gain in popularity, criminals and miscreants are never far behind, and Impermium has worked hard to defend some of the largest and fastest-growing sites….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.”
Some of Impermium clients include Tumblr, Pinterest, CNN, ESPN, Typepad and Washington Post.
This is second acquisition of the year; the year started with Facebook acquiring Indian startup, Little Eye Labs. The company had officially announced that it had taken over earlier this month.