(The Hosting News) – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), one of the leading providers of Digital Certificates worldwide, and Armorize, a leader in web application security, today announced a partnership to deliver malware scanning services to GlobalSign SSL Certificate customers. The partnership will allow all GlobalSign OrganizationSSL, ExtendedSSL and
Managed SSL customers to benefit from 30 days of free malware scanning through Armorize’s HackAlert service.
Hackers use and develop malicious software known as malware to compromise PCs and spread viruses, hijack computers or steal personal information by surreptitiously injecting malicious code into vulnerable websites, causing the infected websites to distribute malware to their website visitors.
The danger for visitors to infected websites is that the malware installed on their Personal Computers often includes Keylogging software, Trojans, Rootkits and/or other software that can record users’ activities or even grant attackers access to and control over the victim computer.
GlobalSign will be offering its SSL customers a 30 day trial of the market-leading cloud-based malware monitoring service from Armorize known as HackAlert. HackAlert makes use of a hybrid approach which combines behavioral profiling and signature extraction to reliably monitor for and detect the presence of any Drive-by downloads that exploit known/unknown vulnerabilities, rendered links which have been blacklisted, or malware attacks executed via online advertisements (malvertisements). As the service provides detection and alarms for “Zero Day” malware injected into websites and hidden through malvertisements, HackAlert has set a new standard in comprehensive website security, drive-by download defense, and protection against being flagged by Google as a malware-infected site.
“GlobalSign is a leading worldwide provider of SSL security and its partnership with Armorize to introduce the benefits of malware scanning to SSL customers reinforces the value proposition we offer through our industry leading technology,” said Caleb Sima, CEO, Armorize. “We are very excited to partner with GlobalSign and look forward to the global coverage that these first stages of our partnership bring to the fight against malware.”
“With the increase of hacking and malware injections, every website owner needs to be proactive in utilizing the technologies available to protect their customers, their position in the search engines and most importantly their business reputation,” said Motoo Noda, CEO GlobalSign Inc, “GlobalSign selected the Armorize HackAlert service to offer to our valued customer base, as it is a proven cloud solution with very real benefits. We look forward to a long relationship with the team at Armorize.”
GlobalSign’s partnership with Armorize will help aid website owners learn and recognize the damaging effects of malware threats and further strengthen GlobalSign’s commitment to providing industry leading security solutions to its customers. GlobalSign’s customers will benefit immediately knowing they are constantly monitoring their website for Drive-by downloads and protecting their customers from the wide spread threat of malicious attack. All GlobalSign direct OrganizationSSL, ExtendedSSL and Managed SSL customers will receive 30 days of free daily scanning via the HackAlert service. After the 30 days, customers may opt to continue or deepen scan rates by upgrading through GlobalSign to a premium service at highly competitive pricing.
For more information, please visit www.globalsign.com/ssl/malware-scanning.