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Back on March 22, GoDaddy announced the acquisition of privately-held security vendor Sucuri. Now GoDaddy has integrated Sucuri's technology and is launching a new suite of services called GoDaddy Website security.
"Our acquisition of Sucuri gave GoDaddy’s millions of customers access to the great security products that Sucuri had already created," Kevin Doerr, SVP of Security Products at GoDaddy, told eSecurityPlanet. "The new Sucuri-powered Website Security Product will benefit customers through deeper integration with GoDaddy’s hosting products."
"In addition, we’ll have the opportunity to leverage data from GoDaddy sites to improve the capabilities of Sucuri’s core products," Doerr added.
Sucuri was perhaps best known for its security services for the open-source WordPress content management system, thought that's not all the company provided to its customers. Doerr noted that they have a number of offerings for all types of websites, and the Sucuri web application firewall (WAF) is equally effective for Wordpress, cPanel or other technologies.
"That’s true of our Website Security Product as well – whether or not a GoDaddy customer’s site is built on WordPress or even hosted on GoDaddy, they’ll have access to the same best-in-class security offerings powered by Sucuri," Doerr said.
As part of the new security services, there is now also a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that helps to accelerate website delivery. Another new component coming from Sucuri in GoDaddy Website Security is Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation.
"GoDaddy Website Security also includes DDoS Mitigation through continuous monitoring and a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to prevent these attacks from occurring," Doerr said. While Sucuri is now a GoDaddy company, Doer said that existing pre-acquisition Sucuri services continue to operate as is, so there will not be forced migrations for existing customers.
"If a customer wants to move over to GoDaddy Website Security, they are more than welcome to," Doerr said.
Looking forward, Doerr said that GoDaddy is always working on providing our customers with new and better security solutions that are easy to implement.
"You can expect to see us integrate the Sucuri products tightly into our hosting lineup, focusing on automation of services like WAF and SSL and incorporating notifications and alerts to help customers better manage their security," he said.
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eSecurityPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.