GoDaddy Goes and Acquires Security Firm

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 05:03 PM gHale


GoDaddy dealt for a provider of website security products and services, Sucuri.

Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats. Sucuri’s suite of tools provide website owners the solution they require to respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.

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The company provides a security plug-in for the WordPress platform, and actively works to advance the security awareness and management of WordPress websites.

“The vast majority of our customers aren’t website security experts, nor should they need to be to secure their websites,” said Kevin Doerr, senior vice president and general manager of security at GoDaddy. “Combining Sucuri with GoDaddy’s scale will advance digital security for our customers by making it effortless, timely and affordable. We’ll continue to invest in Sucuri and jointly develop products that propel security solutions forward.”

Sucuri consists of developers, analysts and researchers all focused on different parts of security attacks.

“Since our inception we have always had a single goal of protecting our customers’ websites. We achieve this with two very simple approaches: Build things that deliver value and that stay ahead of emerging threats,” said Sucuri Founder Daniel Cid. “We now have the opportunity to take this same philosophy from a few hundred thousand sites to millions of sites. From our conversations with GoDaddy it became clear that we share the same customer-first philosophy and commitment to helping customers be secure online.”

Financial details of the deal were not immediately available.



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