Manwin Taps RiskIQ to Scan for Malvertisements

LUXEMBOURG — Manwin announced today that it has deployed solutions from Internet security firm RiskIQ to protect both customers and website publishers from malicious advertisements.

Effective immediately, all third-party advertisements hosted on Manwin ad network TrafficJunky will be subject to the monitoring service, said Perry Stathopoulos, Manwin's chief technology officer.

“Joining forces with RiskIQ validates our continuing effort to provide our customers with the safest and most optimal user experience when enjoying any of our web properties," Stathopoulos said.

“This relationship not only recognizes our commitment to safeguard our customers through RiskIQ’s technology and expertise, but speaks to the fact that the days of malware-plagued online entertainment are in decline.”

Stathopoulos said that in order to minimize the possibility of a threat, all third-party ads are scanned prior to going live and monitored continuously for malicious behavior once they appear on a website.

Working in collaboration with the Manwin security department, RiskIQ tailored a solution to meet Manwin’s specific needs, covering a digital advertising landscape that includes billions of ad impressions every day, Stathopoulos said.

He noted that the new initiative will reduce the frequency and impact of attacks and proactively address emerging threats for the Manwin portfolio of online entertainment properties, so that customers and publishers can expect a high level of protection for years to come.