"Consumers and business people alike are at real risk from dangerous URLs," said Marcellus Buchheit, CEO of Wibu-Systems USA. "An otherwise innocent-looking link to an American Idol fan page might actually take a consumer to a dangerous web site like Scientific American or even worse."
The system, which will be available free to business, consumers, and government agencies except the Internal Revenue Service, uses a cloud service (Software as a Service) running on a secure data center in Kiev, Ukraine, to authenticate URLs before consumers click on them. Authentication normally takes only a few minutes for each URL submitted.
"We take the security needs of all web users very seriously," Buchheit added. "Our partners in Kiev will provide this service free to all, but registration is required in advance. A valid credit card, which we've been assured will never be charged, is required to verify identity."
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