Yola Partners with Positive Technologies

The website builder selects global cyber security firm as partner

Positive Technologies has announced that Yola, Inc. a website builder and hosting company headquartered in San Francisco, has selected it as its security partner.

Yola is a fast growing business which allows anyone to create a website without the need for any programming or graphic design skills, and its drag and drop system allows users to incorporate widgets without knowing HTML. Yola also offers domains, email, integrated e-commerce and easy-to-use marketing software. It currently supports more than 12 million customers globally. Having witnessed an increase in security incidents being reported across the internet, Yola sought to supplement its processes by adding a third-party with a comprehensive suite of security services, including red teaming and security evaluation, and web application vulnerability review.

Trevor Harries-Jones, CEO, Yola said: “We are committed to ensuring that our customers data is kept safe and we wanted a security partner who could offer a wide-range of additional services to help in this endeavour. The team at Positive Technologies has a real understanding of the threats facing all modern businesses, knowledge that will help us further protect our customers.”

Web Application Security is a serious concern for all organisations. Positive Technologies research in 2018 found that 85 percent of the web applications had vulnerabilities that would allow attacks against users, while 75 percent of e-commerce web applications were vulnerable to denial of service attacks.

Rami Muleys, Head of Application Security Business Development at Positive Technologies, said: “Web application vulnerabilities are the cause of a high proportion of all data breaches and so it is critical that businesses make sure they are aware of and fix any issues. Our red teaming and security evaluation services are designed to do exactly this, ensuring that any flaws can be quickly identified and fixed before causing long-lasting damage.”