Port80 to Donate $50,000 of Web Security Software to Universities

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Port80 Software announces $50,000 web security grant to protect educational institution websites and apps against cyber attacks and data loss. Over the next several months, Port80 Software will provide organizations in need of security with web application firewall software licenses to secure their systems.

Educational institutions have had millions of records stolen over the last few years, yet many require stronger security.

Purpose of the Program
This new grant aims to help introduce a level of web security where there is currently none. Educational institutions have had millions of records stolen over the last few years, yet many require stronger security. With personal data and other sensitive data or intellectual property at risk, there is a strong need in the education sector to have strong web security practices in place.

Grant Application Details
Selected institutions will receive one to two licenses of Port80’s ServerDefender VP web application firewall. The ideal recipient will have a real need for a web application firewall. This can be due to the existence of a security vulnerability that cannot be remediated, or because of the processing of unprotected sensitive data. ServerDefender VP can also help address HIPAA compliance, to which some institutions may need to adhere.

The criteria for selection will be based on the following:

  • Need based on existing security infrastructure
  • Ability to purchase new security infrastructure
  • Number of students and faculty records that require protection
  • Compatibility with web application firewall software (ServerDefender VP 2.2.0)

Apply Now
Visit http://www.port80software.com/about/education-grant-program to view the details and submit a form to be eligible. The deadline to submit an application will be August 30, 2014 with recipients decided on or before September 15, 2014.

About PORT80 Software
Founded in 2002, Port80 Software develops tools to enhance performance and security for Microsoft IIS servers. Port80's advanced, yet user-friendly products help system administrators, IT professionals, and information security professionals achieve their Web security and performance goals and requisite compliance. Port80's Web security tools provide anti-leaching, server anonymization, and Web application protection. Port80 Software is a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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