Web Host and Domain Name Provider GoDaddy Acquires Holistic Website Security Solutions Provider Sucuri

March 25, 2017
Web Host and Domain Name Provider GoDaddy Acquires Holistic Website Security Solutions Provider Sucuri
Web host and domain name provider GoDaddy Inc. (GoDaddy) has acquired holistic website security solutions provider Sucuri Inc (Sucuri). Scottsdale, Arizona-based GoDaddy specializes in offering SMEs and mid-sized organizations the tools they need to establish a web presence without the need of costly development. Established in 1997, the company is currently the largest domain registrar globally. Its acquisition of Sucuri is designed to “advance digital security” for GoDaddy’s customers.

Sucuri, which has headquarters in Menifee, California, United States, was established in 2010. The company’s flagship service is ‘SiteCheck’ - a website security monitor. The system protects websites against malware and other security issues. It also helps protect users against blacklisting. The platform’s tools “respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities”. The company has a strong footing in the global WordPress community providing security plug-ins for the leading CMS solution. Financial aspects of the purchase have not been released.

"The vast majority of our customers aren't website security experts, nor should they need to be to secure their websites," explained GoDaddy’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security, Kevin Doerr. "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."

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