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GlobalSign HackAlert now available through CloudFlare Apps

July 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign HackAlert now available through CloudFlare Apps 

Hosting ServicesBoston, MA – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, today announced it has partnered with CloudFlare (www.cloudflare.com) to offer its malware detection and early warning system, HackAlert, via CloudFlare Apps. HackAlert will protect CloudFlare’s customer base by identifying drive-by downloads and providing alarms for “zero-day” malware threats hidden in websites, protecting website owners and their customers from the damaging effects of malware.

Everyday thousands of websites are hacked and used as vehicles to distribute malware to website visitors. Malicious code is injected into unsuspecting websites to compromise PCs and spread virus’, hijack computers, or steal personal data. Once a website becomes infected with malware, the damages are usually irreversible; search engines like Google will flag the infected site and alert potential visitors of the danger of visiting the site in the search results and the browser interface, immediately driving down website traffic, and in turn causing loss of brand reputation and revenue. Read more

ICM Registry to Provide Free Malware Scanning for all .XXX Domains

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on ICM Registry to Provide Free Malware Scanning for all .XXX Domains 

Hosting ServicesPalm Beach, FL – ICM Registry, the company behind .XXX, today announced a landmark partnership with one of the world’s largest security technology companies in a deal worth $8m. The deal means that for the first time, websites will be scanned for malware daily and this cost will be underwritten by the domain name registry.

The integrated service will be automatically included with every .XXX domain name registration, meaning every .XXX domain will be scanned for vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, browser exploits and phishing sites, reputational analysis and malware. The service uses technology based on in-depth expertise, drawing on a global network of 100 countries, and internal research and systems that are updated regularly with the latest threats and discoveries.    Read more

SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting provider, today announced its sponsorship of the non-profit anti-malware organization StopBadware. Founded in 2006, StopBadware provides tools and resources that help website owners, Web hosting providers, end users, and URL blacklist operators fulfill their respective roles in defending the Web against badware. The organization’s services include:

  • Badware Website Clearinghouse
  • Independent review process
  • Tips for users and website owners
  • Community forum
  • Guidelines and definitions
  • Web hosting best practices
  • Aggregated data & badware trends
  • Reports and insights

“SoftLayer recently demonstrated their commitment to combating badware by supporting our best practices for Web hosting providers,” said Maxim Weinstein, Executive Director of StopBadware. “We’re excited they have elected to extend their support by becoming a StopBadware sponsor.”

“We are proud to sponsor StopBadware,” said Sean Charnock, Senior Vice President of Business Development for SoftLayer. “More than 22 million websites are hosted on SoftLayer’s infrastructure, making us one of the largest providers in the world. With such a reach, we believe it is our duty to strengthen efforts to protect the Internet for everyone.”

SoftLayer joins industry leaders Google, Mozilla, PayPal, and Verizon in supporting StopBadware, which last year spun off from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Earlier this month, the organization released best practices that guide hosting providers in responding to malware reports. This report is available in full at http://stopbadware.org/home/webhost. Read more

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