SiteLock Named to Prestigious Online Trust Alliance’s Honor Roll

By: SiteLock
 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - June 16, 2015 - PRLog -- SiteLock, LLC (www.sitelock.com), the global leader in website security, announced today that they have qualified for the prestigious Online Trust Honor Roll of the Online (https://www.otalliance.org/) Trust Alliance (https://www.otalliance.org/) (OTA), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building online trust.  Honor Roll members are named for having shown a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection.

“SiteLock is honored to be included in the OTA Honor Roll and to further the mission of customer protection,” noted Neill Feather, President of SiteLock. “SiteLock and the OTA are strong proponents of educating businesses and, collectively, we hope to share best practices to thwart the rising number of dangerous and malicious cyber criminal efforts.”

OTA’s 7th annual audit evaluated nearly 1000 websites for adoption of best practices in security, consumer / brand protection and privacy. Despite setting the most difficult criteria yet for its audit, OTA reported that 44 percent of the websites it evaluated across multiple industries qualified for OTA’s 2015 Honor Roll, a significant improvement over last year’s 30 percent. Still, 46 percent of examined websites failed outright, while another 10 percent didn’t perform strongly enough to earn Honor Roll status. A failure indicates the site is vulnerable to an existing online security threat, is not adequately protecting consumers from phishing and other social engineering threats, and/or has insufficient privacy policies and inadequate disclosure notices.

“Brand protection, privacy policies (and practices) and website security are areas where every online business needs to focus. The growing cybersecurity threat makes education around these pillars a priority. It is great that there are companies aiding in securing consumers as well as online businesses by promoting innovation and a healthy Internet. We are especially pleased that SiteLock once again was of the leading data providers in this year’s report,” said Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President of the Online Trust Alliance.

SiteLock’s involvement with OTA comes at a time when over 70% of security breaches are targeted at small businesses or similar industries. In fact, there are 200,000 new strains of malware (http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/press-releases/p...) being spotted every day - and trojans are now responsible for 70% of malware infections around the world. SiteLock aims to help businesses of all sizes prevent and address data breaches through its innovative and sophisticated web security solutions.

For additional information regarding the SiteLock website security product suite, visit www.sitelock.com. For additional information about OTA, visit https://otalliance.org/HonorRoll.

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ABOUT SITELOCK

SiteLock, the Global Leader in business website security solutions, is the only web security solution to offer complete, cloud-based website protection. Its 360-degree monitoring finds and fixes threats, prevents future attacks, accelerates website performance and meets PCI compliance standards for businesses of all sizes. Founded in 2008, the company currently protects over 5 million websites worldwide. For more information, please visit sitelock.com (https://www.sitelock.com/).

Media Contact:
Lissette Tuminello, SiteLock
ltuminello@sitelock.com

ABOUT OTA

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. Its goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, and meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. Its members and supporters include leaders spanning the public policy, technology, ecommerce, social networking, mobile, email and interactive marketing, financial, service provider, government agency and industry organization sectors. https://otalliance.org/HonorRoll

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