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Facebook Adopts RiskIQ To Stop Malvertising

Protects More than One Billion Users from Malicious Ads

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2015 -- RiskIQ, the Digital Footprint Security company, today revealed that it currently monitors millions of Facebook advertiser landing pages per day to detect unauthorized and malicious activity.  This intelligence helps Facebook proactively take down online threats and protect its users.

“RiskIQ helps Facebook detect and block threats planted in third-party ads that violate our policies and can put people at risk,” said Jennifer Henley, Facebook’s Director of Security Operations. “The additional insight they provide helps us protect the integrity of our global network and create a trusted environment for the people on our platform.”

Facebook joins eight of the 10 largest financial institutions in the U.S. and five of the seven leading Internet companies in the world that rely on RiskIQ to protect their digital footprint from malicious activity.

“We are extremely proud that Facebook chose RiskIQ to help protect their users from malicious and fraudulent activity,” said Elias Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “Our platform’s global visibility into the user experience on Facebook allows us to provide them with the intelligence they need to keep users safe every day.”

About RiskIQ

RiskIQ provides organizations the visibility and intelligence they need to secure their known and unknown Enterprise Digital Footprint. Using a global proxy network and virtual user technology, RiskIQ continuously discovers and creates an inventory of documented and undocumented web assets, and scans them for copycat mobile apps, drive-by malware and malvertisements. Leading financial institutions, insurance providers and consumer as well as B2B brands use RiskIQ to protect their web assets and users from security threats and fraud. RiskIQ is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures. To learn more about RiskIQ, visit www.riskiq.com

 

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Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad ... View Full Bio

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