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July/August 2008

McAfee Secure for Websites security service review

McAfee Secure for Websites McAfee Price: Based on page views per website, starting at $1,000 Will displaying a major security vendor's stamp of approval mean more business for website owners by making shoppers less skittish about spyware and identity theft? McAfee is betting that its Secure for Websites service will. "Our A-B testing shows our trust mark to half of the users that come to a website, and also in search results," says Tim Dowling, VP of McAfee's Web Security Group. "We've seen a significant bias of clicks going to towards sites that display the mark." Dowling said that the testing shows a minimum 3 percent increase in business--a powerful marketing tool for potential customers. McAfee Secure for Websites is based on the Hacker Safe service acquired with ScanAlert earlier this year, plus tests McAfee adds from its SiteAdvisor tool. For a sliding fee based on daily page views, McAfee conducts daily vulnerability assessment scans on the site and network infrastructure based on ScanAlert's large database of known ...

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