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The Media Trust shows off SaaS-based tool to identify malvertising

The Media Trust shows off SaaS-based service keeping an eye out for malicious ads
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 22, 2015 10:09 pm

The Media Trust, a cybersecurity firm focused on monitoring and protecting the advertising ecosystem, has unveiled a new software as a service (SaaS) offering able to provide real-time data about malicious ads.




Resolution Services is designed for use by ad networks, publishers, ad exchanges, paid-content engines and demand platforms, and scans for malware detection - providing faster remediation time if something is detected.


"Every day the ad-network-and-exchange model proves its worth as evidenced by the millions of ads successfully served in just one 24-hour cycle, but the constant threat of malvertising requires continuous improvement and greater collaboration across the industry," said Chris Olson, co-founder and CEO of The Media Trust.


Malvertising is proving to be a rather effective tool for cybercriminals, able to exploit vulnerable loopholes often before ad networks are able to secure themselves. Even if a malvertising campaign is live for a couple of hours, websites with high amounts of traffic can expose large numbers of visitors.


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