CDN Provider CloudFlare Buys Anti-Malware Firm StopTheHacker

Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider CloudFlare has acquired anti-malware firm StopTheHacker. While CloudFlare is good at stopping new infections, the company needed a way to ensure that sites weren’t already infected when they first signed up. That’s why CloudFlare has joined forces with StopTheHacker.

cloudflare-cdnSeveral months ago, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider began a search for the company with the best malware scanning ability. After testing several vendors’ solutions they found out that the best of breed was their existing partner, StopTheHacker.

StopTheHacker’s malware scanning service has been available through the CloudFlare Apps Marketplace for two years already, and many of CloudFlare’s customers were already taking advantage of the service. While initially explored as an extended partnership, the CDN provider came to realize that there could be substantial synergies from the two companies becoming one.

By integrating the two services CloudFlare plans to provide instant patching services to clean up infections and eliminate vulnerabilities immediately, without having to wait for a code change. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.