Vector Capital, a private equity firm focused on transformational investments in technology businesses, has made a $100 million minority investment in Malwarebytes, a cyber protection company.

Malwarebytes, headquartered in California with offices in Europe and Asia, offers device protection, privacy and prevention to consumers and organizations. Vector Capital managing directors Sandy Gill and Dave Fishman have joined the company’s board of directors.

“We look forward to drawing on the firm’s significant resources as we seek to accelerate the rollout of new products and features designed to simplify cyber protection for consumers and corporations worldwide,” states Marcin Kleczynski, co-founder and chief executive officer of Malwarebytes.

Paul Hastings LLP acted as legal counsel for Vector Capital. Fenwick & West LLP acted as legal counsel for Malwarebytes and Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor.