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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

Michael Hatamoto | Apr 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm CDT (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

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.

The Media Trust shows off SaaS-based tool to identify malvertising | TweakTown.com

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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