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6/17/2009
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Keith Ferrell
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New Company Targets Web-Based Malware And Blacklists

Dasient, a security startup started up by former Google engineers, among others, is targeting malware that has your Web sites targeted, as well as monitoring your sites for their presence on blacklists. That last, as any business that's been blacklisted can attest, can be deadly.

Dasient, a security startup started up by former Google engineers, among others, is targeting malware that has your Web sites targeted, as well as monitoring your sites for their presence on blacklists. That last, as any business that's been blacklisted can attest, can be deadly.Dasient Web Anti-Malware, now in beta, is seeking to create a service business based on keeping your sites free of malware, and making sure that search engine blacklists know you're malware-free.

The blacklist-monitoring service is itself free, at the moment.The Dasient home page has a nice, and nicely prominent, test for url blacklisting.

$49.95 a month adds anti-malware monitoring (which Dasient touts as increasingly important as drive-by downloads of malicious code becomes a larger and larger problem). The price is noted as introductory.

As Dasient notes in a blog,compromised legit sites are are the vector of choice for many malware makers. Once compromised, and blacklisted, those legit sites face a long climb back to respectability and trust.

A malware quarantining service is in currently in private beta.

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