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GeoTrust Launches Web Site Anti-Malware Scan Exclusively Through Channel

(October 20, 2011)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/20/11 -- Few things can kill trust for a web site faster than visitors discovering that the site infected them with hidden malware. To help reduce this risk, GeoTrust today introduced its Web Site Anti-Malware Scan, a cost effective cloud service that quickly identifies malware to protect web site visitors and owners alike available exclusively through Channel Partners.

Every day, many web sites get hacked and malware is embedded or web site owners mistakenly install programs that turn out to be malware. Hackers exploiting web site vulnerabilities using injection, cross-site scripting, broken authentication or session management, and other prevalent attacks unknown to the site owner are the prime methods malware is spread on the internet today. For customers, GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan automatically checks up to 50 web pages daily for both well-known and brand new malware strains. The service provides immediate, detailed alerts that clearly pinpoint malware infections and enable web site owners to eliminate them quickly and easily, helping ensure infected sites are cleaned up as soon as possible.

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By quickly identifying malware on infected sites, Geo Trust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan provides web site owners key benefits, including:

  • Fewer site visitors exposed to malware
  • Increased search results by reducing chances of search engine crawlers identifying the site as malicious
  • Lower likelihood of blacklisting, public exposure and negative publicity as a hacked site

GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan can also save web site owners considerable expenses related to malware infections, from improving IT security to notifying customers and regaining lost business. In addition, owners can present the GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Seal on their web site indicating a malware free web site. This trust mark assures customers that GeoTrust -- the #1 brand of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates for the top 1 million most-visited domains on the web -- has scanned the site for malicious code.

Domain and hosted service providers as well as security resellers can easily add GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan to their service packages by joining Symantec's partner program which offers great benefits and support to channel partners. The service is compatible with all major SSL and other IT security products and services.

"The GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan is a great way to provide customers with a low-risk and easy way to start using security tools with their domain names. Symantec is giving eNom and eNom's resellers an opportunity to position GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan as a cost-effective introduction to security. It is a perfect complement to the already-established SSL services we sell today, and we are pleased to add it to our portfolio."
-- Chris Sheridan, Vice President of Business Development, eNom

"GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan combines a cost-effective, easy-to-use service with the well-known GeoTrust brand to provide exactly what our resellers are looking for to help their small-and mid-sized business customers. The launch further builds on the long-term relationship that Tucows has enjoyed with GeoTrust through their GeoTrust Partner Program."
-- Adam Eisner, Director of OpenSRS Product Management, Tucows

"With the release of the GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan we can continue to deliver on our promise to customers of providing forward-thinking services. The flexibility and low price point of the new Anti-Malware Scan not only make it easy for customers to implement, but allows us to support our customers with little time and money. We are thrilled to leverage previous knowledge and experience from working with the GeoTrust Partner Program as this new service falls under that umbrella of proven GeoTrust solutions."
-- Eric Holtzman, President, Cert4Less

"All web sites are vulnerable to malicious hackers and small businesses are no exception. Malware is a prevalent and damaging form of attack which not only has immediate financial consequences but also causes long term damage to a web site's reputation, particularly if a threat is left undetected. To address these rampant attacks a growing number of web site owners are turning to solutions that scan regularly, identify vulnerabilities, and prioritize appropriate response."
-- Ray Boggs, IDC

"Web site owners and visitors alike dread the idea of downloading hidden malware and want to be sure they don't get hacked. By working closely with our channel partners to develop a solution tailored to their customers' needs, Symantec is maximizing the resources of the channel while positioning its partners to provide an innovative yet simple and affordable security option for web site owners."
-- Fran Rosch, VP Trust Services, Symantec

GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan is available now. For more information, please visit: http://www.geotrust.com/antimalwarescan.

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About GeoTrust
A wholly owned subsidiary of Symantec, Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), GeoTrust is the world's largest low-cost digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the internet. GeoTrust's range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively. For more information, visit www.geotrust.com.

About Symantec
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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