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TMCNet:  XTend Selects Dasient's Anti-Malvertising Solution

[September 22, 2010]

XTend Selects Dasient's Anti-Malvertising Solution

Sep 22, 2010 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Dasient, a provider of anti-malware solutions for websites and ad networks, announced that an advertising network, XTend, has selected its Anti-Malvertising Solution to add an extra layer of protection against malware threats.

In a release dated Sept. 14, the Company said XTend will leverage Dasient's AMS to protect advertisers and publishers from malicious advertising attacks.

XTend's key verticals are gaming, social networks and entertainment.

Recent research from Dasient has shown that 1.3 million malicious ads are viewed per day on the Web.

Dasient scans ads and web pages to identify malvertising attacks and has built an Infection Library of malvertising attacks and malware. Leveraging its behavioral analysis technology, Dasient's AMS monitors ads from third-party ad networks and identifies malicious advertisements coming into a website or network.

"As one of the largest ad networks in the world, XTend is committed to protecting its publishers and advertisers from all security threats, especially malvertisements which can spread quickly and cause our customers' websites to be blacklisted," said Erez Gross, Vice President of Media at XTend. "By adding Dasient's anti-malvertising solution on top of our existing tools, we are now are taking a more proactive, comprehensive approach to securing our customers from malicious ads." "We are pleased to see global media giant XTend take such an aggressive, proactive approach to combating today's growing malware threats and protecting their customers," said Paul Stich, CEO of Dasient. "Our research has shown that malvertising threats will inevitably keep climbing. XTend's decision to deploy our AMS demonstrates their commitment to providing a safe environment for their clients to operate in." Dasient is an Internet security company that protects businesses from web-based malware attacks.

XTend is a display ad-network and SEM company. It is part of the Adsmarket Group.

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