StopTheHacker Eases Website Security Costs for SMBs
StopTheHacker offers a one-time $149 Website vulnerability-patching service designed to identify and eliminate threats.As cyber-attacks continue to rise, StopTheHacker, a startup software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor focused on Web security and reputation protection, has added a vulnerability-patching service aimed at providing small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with the ability to detect existing vulnerabilities and eliminate them once they are identified. "Many of our customers get re-infected after we detect and remove the malware from their Websites because the hacker will use the same vulnerability that they used to previously infect their Website," Anirban Banerjee, co-founder of StopTheHacker, said in a statement. "Customers were asking us for a service to patch these vulnerabilities for them." "We are seeing that more than 80 percent of all Websites have vulnerabilities and that our customers neither have the time nor the expertise to do this for themselves, and their Web developers and our competitors in most cases are charging them five to 10 times this amount to do the same thing," Banerjee added. The StopTheHacker Website vulnerability-patching service costs $149 per fix. Typically, it takes about 48 to 60 hours to repair the vulnerabilities at the Website.
The challenge in protecting Websites from breaches will only continue to grow. According to a recent report from Web application security specialist WhiteHat Security, 86 percent of all Websites had one serious vulnerability, and the average number of serious vulnerabilities per Website was 56. The good news is that the number of serious vulnerabilities has decreased from 230 in 2010 to 79 in 2011 and 56 in 2012.