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AntiVirus Market offers Protection for Social Networking Sites and Web 2.0 Applications

AntiVirus Market, a leading reseller of antivirus and IT security software products, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to offer Armorlogic’s Profense web application firewall, the first web application firewall to support JSON based web services. The use of JSON has exploded as developers of social networking sites and web 2.0 applications select JSON for its low overhead.

Social networking sites were the most attacked web sites in the first half of 2009 with hackers
exploiting Web 2.0 features such as user generated content including Twitter posts to launch
their attacks, according to the Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) 2009 Bi-Annual
Report. The stakes have never been higher with sites like Facebook trying to introduce new
business models. Facebook surpassed 300 million users this year.

“With the movement of online social networking towards sustainable business models, they
are now being targeted by hackers” said Jakob Gercke, CEO and co-founder of Armorlogic.
“We introduced XML support last year and have added JSON this year to ensure web
application and web site protection is available for everyone.”

Doug Clements, Director for AntiVirus Market stated: “We are pleased to be able to offer Profense to our customers. Protecting and securing websites and web applications can be a complicated business. Profense web application firewall simplifies protection with an affordable and easy to use, feature rich solution that gives full PCI DSS 1.1 and 1.2 section 6.6 compliance. Now with the added JSON support, we feel Profense fills a larger gap than most application level firewalls.”

Armorlogic’s Profense web application firewall is used by thousands of businesses and agencies around the world to secure their websites, web applications and web services from hackers. By being the first web application firewall to support JSON based web applications and services, it confirms its status as a web application firewall of choice for social networking sites and web 2.0 applications.

About Armorlogic
Armorlogic is the developer of Profense web application firewall software solutions that provide cost effective and easily implemented proactive web security and protection for web sites and web applications. Profense provides complete OWASP Top Ten vulnerability protection and fully complies with and satisfies the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.

About AntiVirus Market
AntiVirus Market is one of the UK’s largest internet IT security software stores and is the one stop online shop for antivirus software products. AntiVirus Market stock’s products from the leading manufacturers including Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky, F-Secure, ESET, BitDefender, Avast, AVG, GData, Sophos, Message Labs, Websense, PGP and many more. AntiVirus Market has offices in Godalming and Guildford in Surrey, UK and offers a vast selection of IT security products, for both businesses and consumers through its advanced e-commerce website. For further information please visit

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