Panda Security, Against Intuition Offer Free 'Web of Trust' Browser Addon
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Panda Security, which sells security products and services, and Against Intuition, which has developed a rating service that gauges Web site trustworthiness, have teamed up to offer a co-branded version of WOT. The Web of Trust browser addon warns Internet users about risky Web sites that may be guilty of online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, and insecure commerce practices.
The free WOT security addon is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer users. It provides safety ratings to search results when using Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, and other popular sites. The user sees a tiny icon beside the link--green for go, yellow for proceed with caution, and red for stop. The safety ratings are generated from WOT's community of users. The co-branded edition will also tap Panda's datastore of new malware strains and phishing threats.
"We trust in the power of the community to improve the safety of the user," said Panda Security's CEO, Juan Santana. "That's why we believe WOT is the best tool to help get safe surfing through the Internet."
"WOT prides itself in providing frontline protection in the battle against online threats, and with this strong collaboration between Panda Security and Web of Trust we have strengthened both our products and given our users a definite advantage against cybercrime," said Against Intuition's CEO Esa Suurio.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.