BOSTON Oct 23 Bromium Inc, a firm that helps
corporations fight cyber attacks, said on Wednesday it has
raised $40 million in financing in a round led by Meritech
Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners,
Highland Capital Partners and Intel Capital expanded their
investments in the company.
Bromium has raised a total of $75.7 million since it was
founded in 2010 in Cupertino, California.
Bromium is one of dozens of startups scattered from Silicon
Valley to Israel that offer businesses alternatives to
traditional anti-virus software, firewalls and other old-school
computer security products that have proven ineffective in
fending off increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
Its technology protects users with micro "virtual" machines
that aim to prevent equipment from getting infected if websites
or email are tainted with malicious software.
Bromium, which has a research facility in Cambridge,
England, counts the New York Stock Exchange <NYX.N), BlackRock
Inc and Automatic Data Processing Inc among its