|Founder(s)||Merrick Furst, Wenke Lee, David Dagon, Richard Lipton|
|Headquarters||Atlanta, GA, United States of America|
|Key people||David Scholtz; Jennifer Byrne; Tom Savini; Stephen Newman; David Holmes;|
|Products||Advanced Threat Protection|
Damballa is a computer security company focused on advanced cyber threats such as modern malware, advanced persistent threats (APT) and targeted attacks. Damballa was founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Merrick Furst, an associate dean in the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) College of Computing; he was joined by two Georgia Tech colleagues, Wenke Lee, and David Dagon. It is named after Damballa, a Vodou snake god that protects against zombies, with the implication that Damballa protects against “zombie” computers operating as part of botnets. According to its site, Damballa now seeks primarily ISP and corporate clients. They also have had at least one federal agency as a customer. Damballa says they have government customers because of infrastructure security concerns.
Two venture capital firms, Sigma Partners and Noro-Moseley Partners, and angel investors Imlay Investments, provided it with a combined US$2.5 million in Series A (initial) funding.
In August 2007, Damballa secured $US 6 million in Series B funding .
In September 2012, Damballa secured $US 15 million in funding 
Damballa’s current product offerings are:
The Failsafe appliance, for enterprises, which its marketing materials describe as real-time identification and remediation for zero-day targeted attack activity that takes place inside enterprise networks. Damballa claims that Failsafe gains a performance advantage because it does not rely on signatures to identify malware. Instead, it applies a range of analysis technologies to automatically identify communications between command-and-control servers and compromised systems, which simplifies and speeds the identification, isolation and remediation of advanced malware infections. 
Damballa CSP, which is designed for service providers, who must focus their efforts on passive monitoring of data streams and protocols, while considering privacy concerns. 
- Asset (computing)
- Computer security
- Countermeasure (computer)
- IT risk
- Threat (computer)
- Vulnerability (computing)
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