Proofpoint goes up against malvertising

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) said it has launched a new protection against malvertising (malicious advertising), a technique attackers have used to invisibly penetrate computers of visitors to legitimate websites.

Proofpoint´s malvertising solution addresses this threat in two ways. For publishers, ad networks, servers, exchanges, optimizers, and demand-side platforms, Proofpoint tracks the flow of malvertisements and warns owners about problematic ad networks. For Enterprises, Proofpoint prevents malvertising infection of vulnerable site-visiting employees and warns IT teams of the suspect sites.

As more and more business-related sites carry advertisements, and attackers increasingly leverage the online ads ecosystem to target users, the security implications of malvertising are significant for publishers and enterprises alike.

Proofpoint is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communications. Its website is at www.proofpoint.com.

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