according to our scanning statistics the majority of websites have serious vulnerabilities
Ogden, UT (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
Leading website security and verification company, Trust Guard, updates their website with a page comparing their services to those of Tenable Network Security, “Tenable and Trust Guard both have a similar purpose: To protect sensitive data from hackers by scanning websites for security holes. However, their methods, usability and price are different.”
Trust Guard focuses on the difference of service, price and the type of scanning provided. “We did a very basic comparison with information we found available on Tenables website and ours, we didn’t use any fluff or try to make our company look better. We simply stated the facts about our similarities and differences. For example, Tenable requires the merchant to do the scanning themselves where we provide a service that does the scanning,” said Trust Guard Co-Founder, Dave Brandley. “Website security is becoming a growing issue and we just want to provide information for merchants to make the best decision for themselves.”
According to a recent article on Hexus.net, website security is becoming more important every year as “hacking is on the rise across all fronts.” As hacking becomes a larger problem website security becomes a more important service. In fact, it’s been so problematic in the past that PCI Compliance had to be implemented by the PCI Standards Council to require some form of website security to protect credit card data. Regardless of the growing awareness it seems that many companies are unaware of how necessary vulnerability scanning is.
Trust Guard scans for 45,500 known website vulnerabilities, in which 86.7% of all customers fail their first PCI Scan. Brandley said, “According to our scanning statistics the majority of websites have serious vulnerabilities.”
If those statistics are accurate it’s no wonder that hacking, data theft, and identity theft are on the rise. Brandley believes that it’s just a matter of educating the merchants, who need to understand there is a problem and need to choose the right solution. “We do what we can to help educate merchants and customers about the importance of website security. We believe we provide the best vulnerability scanning service that’s affordable, and effective and we’re confident enough to display those comparisons on our website.”