Readers of this blog will know that the Dasient team was at HostingCon 2009 in Washington DC last week. The show was great -- busy, but very engaging. We had a booth in the exhibit hall, and hosted a party for some of the show's attendees. Neil gave a talk on the rising threat of web-based malware in the "Emerging Trends" track, and we launched a new open source tool called Mod Anti-Malware Lite to help web hosts, site owners, and developers protect themselves. We were also named one of the five "must see" companies at the show by Web Host Magazine.
But, without question, the most rewarding part of the experience was the opportunity to interact with so many people from the web hosting community. We learned a lot about the challenges that web hosts of all sizes are facing on the security front, and talked to several companies whose customers had been infected with web-based malware and / or blacklisted in recent months (one company had seen more than a quarter of its domains infected by Gumblar). We also got a lot of great feedback on Dasient WAM and the ways it's helping hosts address these threats.
For those of you we missed at the show, be sure to check out our new partner center, where you can sign your customer domains up for free blacklist monitoring, download Mod Anti-Malware Lite, and more. And for the rest of you, check out our pics from the event below!