Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Pure Networks Raises $12.5 Million for Home Networking Software

Pure Networks, a start-up based in Seattle, secured $12.5 million in new funding for its Network Magic home networking software and services.

Network Magic is software for consumers that resides on each computer within a home network, connecting and unifying the many different PCs, routers, gateways, and networked devices into a seamless home network. To manage and repair the home network, Network Magic shows a visual Network Map of all computers and devices on the home network, making it easy for the average PC user to understand and run his or her own home network. When installed, Network Magic automatically configures a Windows 98 and above PC to access and share with others. A "Repair" button and the Network Map help to eliminate a common frustration of broken internet connections by allowing anyone to easily fix the Internet or their home network when trouble occurs. Network Magic's Network Map will also show when Intruders are on your home network and provide clear steps to help secure it.

Network Magic has over 160,000 users and growing its user base with 2,000-3,000 users daily. It costs $39.99 (U.S.) for download and includes one year of the Net2GO remote access/file sharing service.

The new funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners, Ignition Partners and Mayfield.


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