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Submitted by on 26 November, 2019 – 4:32 pm

Leaseweb, a provider of advanced solutions for hosting infrastructure, has launched an innovative project which will provide server capacity and bandwidth off to support organizations that monitor, identify and address the sources of spam and cybercrime.

The Community Outreach Project will provide dedicated servers in the data center Leaseweb and allocate network bandwidth to qualifying organizations that work with industry to identify Internet security threats – including spam, viruses, malware and forms of Internet fraud such as phishing. Thus, the visibility Leaseweb gains in online activity sources of potentially harmful and can quickly remove offensive sites hosting your network, protecting users from malicious threats.

Two organizations have been confirmed as recipients of sponsorship and network security share traffic information with Leaseweb. Website Tracker monitors Zeus Zeus botnets a Toolkit Malicious malware that infects computers and take them offline, and Quarantainenet, network management and security organization, which provides products to enable enterprises to access and manage their networks more secure.

Tracker Zeus A spokesman said: “When the project began in 2008 Zeus Tracker, Leaseweb was one of several companies led by Zeus malicious command and control servers worldwide. However, Leaseweb recognized these threats and took responsibility for cyber crime seriously. As a nonprofit organization for the project, Zeus Tracker is dependent on sponsorship, so the support we receive from Leaseweb is vital in our fight against fraud and cyber crime. ”

Alex De Jood, Leaseweb security chief, said: “Hosting a great infrastructure means that we have a responsibility to prevent spam and cybercrime. We can not control everything in the network, but by working with other security organizations that can be proactive in making the sites below before. Quarantainenet Organizations like Zeus and the tracker provide an invaluable service in the control of fraudulent activity on the web, but many Internet providers do not have the resources to carry out this vital work . This is an important Leaseweb association hopes to increase the number of organizations that sponsor in the coming months, ensuring that we are doing everything possible to combat annoying and fraudulent activity on the web. “

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