(The Hosting News) – Many people know about Go Daddy’s reputation for racy Super Bowl commercials, but few know the world’s top Web hosting provider is also a powerhouse when it comes to keeping people safe on the Internet – blocking more than 100 million attacks every day. Last night, the company was recognized for having the IT industry’s “Best Security Team” at the 14th annual SC Magazine Awards in San Francisco.
The Go Daddy IT Security Team helps protect more than 46 million domain names under management, more than 8.8 million customers and is the authoritative DNS for one-third of the Internet, ensuring a safe online experience for users across the globe.
In its six years of operation, the Go Daddy IT Security Team has matured from one person to more than 50. The security team works around the clock, running robust, 24/7 Network and Security Operations Centers and monitoring 100,000 security events per second. Dedicated team members are constantly monitoring for attacks or anomalies across Go Daddy’s systems, proactively detecting threats and working swiftly to eliminate them.
“Millions of people depend on Go Daddy to be their personal IT security department, which allows our customers to focus on building their businesses and enhancing their Web presence,” explained Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Go Daddy is working hard all day, every day to protect our customers’ websites … it’s an honor to see our IT Security Team recognized with this award from SC Magazine.”
One strategy for security effectiveness is the team’s recurring Go Daddy “Hackfest” event which takes place internally. The team works with developers from departments inside Go Daddy. The event proactively seeks out product vulnerabilities. The approach not only secures Go Daddy products, but also familiarizes the rest of the company with security processes.
Through the use of an innovative tool called SIM (Security Information Management), the Go Daddy IT Security Team has also helped the company become a pioneer for Internet security analysis and response. SIM is a new approach based in large part on a security network’s ability to defend itself before it is attacked.
Many customers turn to Go Daddy as their personal IT security department and technology authority. Go Daddy has dedicated customer security advisors available by phone or e-mail 24/7 to assist with any security needs or concerns a customer may have.
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