Press Release

PlanetHoster Takes Its Bug Bounty Program Public on Bugcrowd



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Premium web hosting service offers up to $2,500 per vulnerability to maximize protection of customer data across North America and Europe

SAN FRANCISCO – September 19, 2018 – Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security, today announced PlanetHoster has taken its bug bounty program public on the CrowdcontrolTM platform. The company, which has been running a private bug bounty program for the last year, is offering rewards up to $2,500 for vulnerabilities identified by Bugcrowd global Crowd of trusted researchers. The program helps bolster security for PlanetHoster, which provides premium web hosting for more than 100,000 customers in North America and Europe.

“As a managed hosting company and an ICANN accredited registrar, clients trust us with their data. Every day we are combating DDoS, phishing, spam, and brute force attacks, on top of proactively making sure all our servers are continuously up-to-date and secure,” said A. Saber Shenouda, CTO of PlanetHoster. “We’ve partnered with Bugcrowd to ensure that our customers can count on us to support their most valuable assets and conduct business as usual. As we continue our rapid growth, Bugcrowd’s team of highly experienced security experts is the perfect expansion of our current program.”

There has been a steady increase in new and uncategorized vulnerabilities discovered over the past few years, including new Code Injection vulnerabilities at 12.5 percent of all critical bugs on the Bugcrowd platform and Infrastructure Misconfiguration bugs at 6.5 percent of all critical bugs on the Bugcrowd platform. PlanetHoster’s bug bounty program allows their security team to tap into the creativity and abilities of hundreds of researchers to find and report the most complex bugs without overwhelming our security and development teams.

“Good-faith hackers are vital to the discovery, and ultimately the elimination, of critical vulnerabilities in software. As more companies are trusted with sensitive customer data, it’s imperative that organizations further their commitment to the security of their infrastructure by strengthening the continuous feedback loop between the breakers and the builders,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO of Bugcrowd. “PlanetHoster’s decision to launch a bug bounty program and harness the creativity of the Crowd demonstrates their dedication to protecting their customers, in both the near term, and long term.”

Bugcrowd architects security expertise into the design, support and management of every program on its platform. Companies like Atlassian, Motorola, Fitbit, NETGEAR, OWASP and Fiat Chrysler of America rely on Bugcrowd service to optimize the success of their bug bounty programs. To learn more about why some of the biggest brands in the world rely on crowdsourced security, visit www.bugcrowd.com.

About PlanetHoster

PlanetHoster provides managed web hosting and is an ICANN accredited domain registrar . They have their own redundant IP network (AS53589) and serve more than 60,000 customers using their HybridCloud infrastructure, which is distributed across facilities in France and Canada. PlanetHoster hosts more than 100,000 websites in North America and Europe using state-of-the-art technology including Anti-DDoS protection and Anycast DNS for redundancy. PlanetHoster manages its whole infrastructure from A to Z worldwide. Also, as an ICANN accredited domain registrar, customers can be assured that their data is in good hands. Lean more at www.planethoster.com

About Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd is the #1 crowdsourced security platform. More enterprise organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure, and next-gen pen test programs. By combining the largest, most experienced triage team with the most trusted hackers around the world, Bugcrowd generates better results, reduces risk through remediation advice, and empowers organizations to release secure products to market faster — with no hidden fees. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Bugcrowd. Outhack Them AllTM. Learn more at www.bugcrowd.com.