Four weeks ago, we announced Safer Hosts, a program to encourage hosts to enable two-factor logins for their customers. Today, we’re excited to announce the founding members: SiteGround, RaidHost, Arvixe, and 9th Node Networks.
As part of the program, we’ll be featuring these hosts as preferred and letting them offer easy, secure two-factor authentication for free to every one of their WordPress customers. Clef will be bundled with WordPress installs for new customers and existing customers will have the opportunity to add our technology with a single click.
These companies provide hosting for millions of customers and we are very excited that they are taking concrete steps to make good security the default.
SHIP’s largest founding member
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at every new member of SHIP, starting with one that we’re really excited to have on board: SiteGround. To celebrate, SiteGround is offering a 70% discount to Clef customers through this link.
SiteGround is one of the largest hosts in the WordPress community: they manage more than 300,000 domains across multiple platforms and are well known for sponsoring WordCamps around the world. Founded in 2004, they have become legendary for their simple security and outstanding support.
We first met the SiteGround team at WordCamp Chicago; they were a sponsor and our CEO, Brennen, was giving a talk on the security problems with passwords. After a long conversation at the speaker’s dinner, we realized that they shared one of our core goals: a desire to make more of the web secure by default.
Two weeks later, we were excited to bring them on as one of the founding members of SHIP — they’ll be making Clef available with every new WordPress installation, giving users easy, secure, free two-factor authentication from the get go.
We take security extremely seriously and have always had a very proactive approach to creating our own security systems to give our customers the peace of mind that their sites are safe and secure with us. We are also constantly building and looking for tools that can make the user experience of our customers as easy as possible. Clef 2-factor authentication is definitely something that improves login security and given the growing requests from our existing clients, we are now pleased to partner with Clef and have it available for all SiteGround clients.
- Reneta Tsankova, Chief Operations Officer at SiteGround
With SiteGround as a member of SHIP, the web is a safer place. To learn more about SiteGround, you can sign up for a 70% discount on your first year of shared hosting here.
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Only the beginning
We’re so excited by the amazing response we’ve gotten to SHIP: in just a few weeks, we’ve partnered with five of the best hosts on the web to protect more of their customers by default.
But this is just the beginning. We’re determined to protect all of the web, by default, and we’ll need your help to do it.
If you’re a host who wants to keep your customers safe, get in touch about being a preferred host here.
If you’re a customer that wants a safer web, tweet at your host below and tell them to join SHIP!