(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Security as a Service scanning provider, HostingArmor, today announced the release of the world’s first server security scanning plugin for cPanel.
The HostingArmor platform was released to the public last August. HostingArmor is a highly customized server security scanning system, based on the commercial Nessus feed. The system allows the user to add “targets” to scan, which can be domains or IP addresses. Security analysis reports are generated at customizable frequency (daily/weekly/etc) and the results are available in PDF form or via a web interface, which allows the user to sort reports by many filters such as security level, date, specific target, target groups, and many others.
With the cPanel plugin, the HostingArmor team is targeting the web hosting resale market. “We want to make it as easy as possible for web hosts to provide access to scan reports for their clients,” said HostingArmor co-founder JoshEwin.
HostingArmor has focused on functionality and flexibility for resellers since its launch last year. Resellers can white label the HostingArmor interface and security seal, tie in their own applications through HostingArmor’s API and resell HostingArmor service using simple API keys.
The cPanel plugin takes HostingArmor’s service and reach into the reseller market to a new level. Using HostingArmor’s API key, web hosts provide their end users with access to the HostingArmor service through the cPanel interface. The user enters a key into a domain he wishes to scan. Once a valid key is entered into the cPanel module, a security scan on that domain will initiate shortly after. If the admin has allowed the end user to enter an email address, the client will receive a pdf report at that email address when the scan completes. The PDF reports are also available for download from within the cPanel module for the client’s convenience. Included with the HostingArmor cPanel plugin is a website security scan seal, which end users can display on their website to increase consumer confidence.
For pricing and more information about the HostingArmor cPanel plugin, visit http://www.hostingarmor.com.
HostingArmor is a privately held website security scanning company. The company was founded by professionals from the web hosting industry that saw and understood the problem caused by a broad absence of adequate security and security information across most websites. HostingArmor was created as an easy way for both network engineers and executives to understand the security status of high-volume e-commerce websites quickly and accurately. Using HostingArmor is fast and simple: all you have to do is provide your website address (or IP) and click submit. It’s really just that simple. For more information about HostingArmor, please visit http://www.hostingarmor.com