Having previously written about Web of Trust (WOT) I thought the following press release may be of interest to some of my visitors.
A partnership with Panda Security certainly shows that WOT is going places and it is certainly a service that I think many, but not all, web surfers may benefit greatly from.
Panda Security and Against Intuition partner to offer WOT, the community-based safe surfing tool
Helsinki, Finland, July 30, 2009
Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, and Against Intuition, the developer of the leading website rating service Web of Trust (WOT), today announced a partnership to deliver a safer Web search experience through their new co-branded version of WOT. The WOT browser add-on warns Internet users about risky websites, providing protection against online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, and unreliable shopping sites. WOT’s protection is now extended with Panda’s up-to-the-minute information on malware distributors and dangerous domains.
The free co-branded WOT security add-on is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer users worldwide and can be downloaded from Panda’s website http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/downloads/wot/. Enhanced by Panda’s latest information on new malware strains and phishing threats, WOT safety ratings serve the community of 5 million members worldwide. By joining forces, both companies hope to attract new users and make searching, shopping, and browsing on the Internet a safer experience.
“As we did with Collective Intelligence, we trust in the power of the community to improve the safety of the user, that’s why we believe WOT is the best tool to help get safe surfing through the Internet”, said Panda Security’s CEO Juan Santana.
“We are excited to have Panda, a respected security company as a partner in our goal to make the Internet a safer place for everyone,” said Against Intuition’s CEO Esa Suurio. “WOT prides itself in providing frontline protection in the battle against online threats, and with this strong collaboration between Panda Security and Web of Trust we have strengthened both our offerings and given our users a definite advantage against cybercrime.”
Free Web safety tool provides protection against online threats
Web of Trust is a unique community-based safe surfing tool that uses an intuitive traffic-light style rating system to help Internet users stay safe as they search, browse, and shop online. The WOT security add-on provides safety ratings to search results when using Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia and other popular sites, helping people protect their computers and personal information. Web site ratings are continuously updated by millions of members of the WOT community and from numerous trusted sources, such as phishing site listings. The free Internet security add-on works with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers and can be downloaded at http://www.mywot.com.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples per day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in California and European headquarters in Spain. For more information, log on to http://www.pandasecurity.com
About Against Intuition
With 5 million users worldwide, Against Intuition’s flagship product Web of Trust (WOT) offers Internet users preventive protection against online threats and scams. WOT’s patent-pending reputation management system computes ratings from individual users and trusted sources based on trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy, and child safety. Sophisticated algorithms guarantee objective reputation management, ensure reliability, and protect against manipulation. Against Intuition is located in Helsinki, Finland. For more information or to download the WOT security add-on, please visit http://www.mywot.com
Panda Security. Phone: +358 40 735 6640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bilbao office: Gran Vía Don Diego López de Haro 4. 48001 Bilbao. Spain
Madrid office: Ronda de Poniente 17, 28760 Madrid. Spain
Esa Suurio, phone: +358 40-716-9301, email@example.com
Against Intuition, Inc. Italahdenkatu 27 A, 00210 Helsinki, Finland