GlobalSign HackAlert Now Available Through CloudFlare Apps

CloudFlare Apps offers website owners an early detection and warning system from malware threats hidden in websites

July 2, 2011

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Boston, MA – June 30th 2011 - GlobalSign (, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA), and specialists in SSL security, today announced it has partnered with CloudFlare ( to offer its malware detection and early warning system, HackAlert, via CloudFlare Apps. HackAlert will protect CloudFlare’s customer base by identifying drive-by downloads and providing alarms for “zero-day” malware threats hidden in websites, protecting website owners and their customers from the damaging effects of malware.

Everyday thousands of websites are hacked and used as vehicles to distribute malware to website visitors. Malicious code is injected into unsuspecting websites to compromise PCs and spread virus’, hijack computers, or steal personal data. Once a website becomes infected with malware, the damages are usually irreversible; search engines like Google will flag the infected site and alert potential visitors of the danger of visiting the site in the search results and the browser interface, immediately driving down website traffic, and in turn causing loss of brand reputation and revenue.

Introducing HackAlert to CloudFlare’s customer base via CloudFlare Apps will give website owners an early warning and detection solution should their site be injected with malicious code. HackAlert uses numerous techniques to actively analyze the content of each webpage for signs of compromise and ensure even the newest and most advanced malware distribution techniques are identified. Delivered as a cloud-based web service, users do not have to install or download any software. Users are immediately notified via real-time if malicious code is found on their site with the snippet of malicious code for quickly and easy remedy, essentially allowing website owners to confidently do business with their customers knowing their website, customers, and brand reputation will be protected.

“CloudFlare is committed to web security,” said Matthew Prince, CEO and Co-founder of CloudFlare.”That’s why we are pleased to add GlobalSign’s HackAlert service to our new Apps marketplace, specifically for websites owners who will benefit from early compromise warnings to ensure their valuable websites are not blacklisted by search engines like Google.”

“GlobalSign anticipates the introduction of HackAlert Malware monitoring technology to CloudFlare’s customer base will help raise awareness of zero-day threats as well as response to the increasing demand for web based protection services.” said Steve Waite, Chief Marketing Officer, GlobalSign. “We are dedicated to helping organizations implement malware detection to protect their customers, their search engine traffic, and their corporate brand.”

Introduced at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York City, CloudFlare Apps is a service that makes installing web applications fast, safe and one-click simple. CloudFlare Apps allow web applications to be activated through CloudFlare without requiring code changes. The HackAlert solution is now available via CloudFlare Apps. Users simply sign up through CloudFlare’s dashboard and HackAlert will begin immediately monitoring users’ web pages. The HackAlert plan allows for daily monitoring up to 100 pages and includes immediate notification via email along with the snippet of malicious code for quick and easy removal.

HackAlert is available via the CloudFlare App marketplace starting at $49 per year. For more information on HackAlert and CloudFlare’s Apps visit

About CloudFlare CloudFlare, Inc. ( / @cloudflare) makes sites twice as fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. CloudFlare supercharges websites regardless of size or platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows; every new site makes the network smarter and stronger. Thanks to our awesome sauce technology, more than 250 million people have experienced a faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare is based in San Francisco, California.

About GMO GlobalSign Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL Certificates, EV SSL, Managed SSL Services, S/MIME email security and Code Signing for use on all platforms including mobile devices. Its Trusted Root solution uses the widely embedded GlobalSign Root CA certificates to provide immediate PKI trust for Microsoft Certificate Services and internal PKI, eliminating the costs of using untrusted Root Certificates. Its partnership with Adobe to provide Certified Document Services (CDS) enables secure digitally signed PDF documents, certified transcripts and e-invoices. These core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct secure online transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. The company has a history of innovation within the online security industry and has offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China.

GMO Internet Group GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group is the top provider of domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing solutions in Japan and operates a host of other Internet services including global online security services, search engine marketing and online securities trading. At the center of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit for further details.

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