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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.

Published Wed, Apr 22 2015 5:09 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:16 PM CDT

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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