Purewire Raises $1 Million

Purewire, an online security company based in Atlanta, raised $1 million from Intersouth Partners and State of Georgia Seed Fund. The company’s total financing is $4.75 million.

ATLANTA,– Purewire, Inc. today announced that it has secured an additional $1 million in funding, including investments from Intersouth Partners and the State of Georgia Seed Fund, bringing the company’s total financing to $4.75 million. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s news just last month that it had secured $2 million financing and appointed Tom Noonan, former chairman and chief executive officer of IBM Internet Security Systems to its board of directors.
“Organizations are required to protect their networks and their end-users as they browse the Web — in the office, or when they are on the go via laptops or mobile devices,” said Mike Van Bruinisse, co-founder, president and chief operating officer of Purewire. “We’ve received tremendous support over the past month since launching the general availability of our service, signing a number of enterprises on as Purewire customers. We have a strong team, technology and product roadmap, and the solid financial backing to ensure our fast growth and success.”
“The State of Georgia Seed Fund thrives on fueling innovation and local technology development, and is pleased to be one of the investors in Purewire,” said Charles Ross, director of entrepreneur services and general manager of ATDC. “Purewire is a stellar example of a successful startup: innovative technologies, fast-growing market, and a proven team of entrepreneurs that can impact a global market and truly be the best Web security company in the world.”
Purewire, Inc. was founded in November 2007 by security industry visionaries and entrepreneurs, and announced the general availability of its service in August. The Purewire Web Security Service includes innovative technologies to protect business users as they browse the Web. This includes high-speed performance, protection and control over where users are going, what they are downloading and malicious people with whom they are interacting online.
About Purewire, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Purewire(TM) secures business and social interactions on the Web. Founded by veteran security industry entrepreneurs, the company offers Web security-as-a-service to increase ROI and lower the total cost of security for businesses. Purewire is developing unique algorithms and scalable services to protect users from malicious People, Places and Things on the Web(TM). For additional information, please visit www.purewire.com.