Arlington bot detection company Distil raises $10M in early stage funding

Arlington-based Internet cloud security provider Distil Networks has raised $10 million in early stage funding, the company announced on Wednesday.

Distil, which specializes in detecting and blocking automated cyber threats called “bots,” raised the funding round from investors including the Foundry Group and Techstars’ Bullet Time Ventures, among others.

“This round of funding will allow us to not only be proactive in combating new threats, but will allow us to grow the company and further expand upon our technology to make the web a safer place,” Rami Essaid, chief executive and co-founder of Distil Networks, said in a statement.

Founded in 2011, the 25-person company expects to double its head-count in the next seven months, according to Distil.

Mohana Ravindranath covers IT and small business for the Washington Post and its weekly Capital Business publication.
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