1&1 Offers New Vulnerability Scanning Service

Global webhosting provider 1&1 Internet announced it would be unveiling a new website vulnerability scanner for customers to take advantage of. This new service comes with the new partnership with security company SiteLock.

SiteLock offers services which scan websites to spot flaws in its security mechanisms. Some of the main functions it performs include; scanning for malware, anti-virus flaws, and spyware. This is not the first partnership SiteLock has endeavoured to form. It’s a major part of its business strategy as it distributes its products almost exclusively through its partnerships.

Customers who use this new vulnerability scanning package will be able to do so much more than check for security flaws in their websites. Checking if any of the major search engines have blacklisted a site is one major function. As well as highlighting any flaws in the system, it also works to remove these vulnerabilities. Using such a service is vital for showing clients they are working with a reputable website, so 1&1 Internet users can place a public seal of approval on their website.

1&1 Internet’s announcement also revealed the pricing models it would be utilising. Initial plans follow, roughly, the same pricing model used on the SiteLock website, with some slight modifications to simplify the model.

Expected are two different packages initially; the basic and the premium versions. 1&1 SiteLock Basic providers users with an SQL injection scan, a website application scan, and a cross site scripting scan every month, up to a maximum of 25 pages. The 1&1 SiteLock Premium scan offers all of these checks each day for up to 500 pages.

Early predictions expect significant success as 1&1 Internet customers traditionally purchase moderately priced services, which match up with the average costs of the products offered by SiteLock.

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