Google acquires Impermium, a website security startup

While security startup Impermium doesn’t have the hot name cache of Nest, it is Google’s latest corporate buy. Impermium specialized in helping Web sites fight spam, something that Google is already an industry leader at doing, but it had chops at stopping fraud and abuse as well.

Security company Impermium has joined Google to help boost the Internet giant’s already considerable expertise in countering spam and abuse. Impermium’s CEO and cofounder Mark Risher said in a post Wednesday on the startup’s website that Impermium was joining Google. “By joining Google, our team will merge with some of the best abuse fighters in the world,” he wrote. “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,” Risher added. Though he thanked customers and investors among others, Risher did not say what would happen to Impermium’s current customers.

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