In Network World's annual roundup of IT security companies Purewire was selected as one of the 10 companies to watch.
Here is what Network World had to say about Purewire.
Focus: The Purewire Gateway managed security service for protecting enterprise users from being victimized by malicious-code attacks
while surfing the Web online. (Compare secure Web gateway products.)
Why it's worth watching: Managed security services are gaining in popularity, but there are few today that act as secure Web gateway services.
How company got its start: Co-founders Mike Bruinisse, president and COO; Paul Judge, CTO; and Mark Caldwell, vice president of sales, were formerly
executives at messaging-security firm Ciphertrust, acquired by Secure Computing two years ago. They saw an opportunity in
providing Web security as a service.
How company got its name: Purewire expresses the idea of providing business users with a connection to the Internet free of malware during Web use.
CEO: Steve Raber was formerly president and CEO at CipherTrust, and his 25-year career includes managing director at iGate Capital,
vice president and general manager of Compaq's global professional services, and 18 years with IBM.
Funding: $1.75 million from its co-founders and angel investors, and $2 million from other sources, including Imlay Investments, and
$1 million from InterSouth Partners and the State of Georgia Seed Fund.
Customers: Technical College System of Georgia, the state
agency responsible for overseeing the state's technical colleges and
adult-education programs, S1 Corp., Peachtree benefits and Tabletop