GoDaddy to buy website security co Sucuri

GoDaddyWebhosting company GoDaddy announced its agreement to purchase Sucuri, a provider of website security products and services.

GoDaddy, which more than 14.5 million customers and more than 63 million domain names under management, did not disclose financial details of the transaction.

Sucuri security platform offers security tools to protect website owners from online threats. Sucuri provides security plug-in for WordPress platform, and works to advance the security awareness and management of WordPress websites.

Daniel Cid is the founder of Sucuri.

“Sucuri is going to continue to deliver great products and services to our customers as we always have,” said Sucuri CEO Tony Perez.

According to research reports, nearly 75 percent of legitimate websites have unpatched vulnerabilities, and websites that have been blacklisted due to a hack can experience an 80 percent reduction in traffic for more than 48 hours.

“We’ll continue to invest in Sucuri and jointly develop products that propel security solutions forward,” said Kevin Doerr, senior vice president and general manager of Security, GoDaddy.

GoDaddy India

GoDaddy on Wednesday launched a new mobile-friendly “Website Builder” in India to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their ventures.

The “Website Builder” features an integrated suite of online tools to help small businesses and entrepreneurs create an audience for their businesses and drive traffic to their website.

“India is our largest market outside of the US and we at GoDaddy have made big investments here. We have over 7,50,000 customers in India,” said Andrew Low Ah Kee, executive vice president, GoDaddy International.

“In India, over 34 million small businesses are still offline. GoDaddy’s new ‘Website Builder’ is designed to help small businesses across country to create a professional online identity with ease, helping to grow their business online,” he added.

The new Website Builder is available in four different pricing options following a one month free trial: Personal (Rs 99 / month), Business (Rs 479 / month), Business Plus (Rs 679 / month) and Online Store (Rs 999 / month).