Security is important, especially when your project falls under the spotlight of the Harvard name. It’s critical for your data to always be secure. A recognizable brand, like Harvard, makes all projects at the School potential the targets for attack.
On a monthly basis the School sees over:
- 13,000 visits from blacklisted or dangerous locations
- 5,000 visits from dangerous “bots” (computer programs that visit the site instead of a person)
- 200 malicious attackers
- Multiple DDoS attacks (bots that flood servers with traffic until the website cannot function)
- And thousands of other creative attacks.
The level of security required to defend against these attacks can be extremely expensive and requires multiple full-time employees to monitor and defend. By choosing Affiliate Sites for your projects, you get this defense and security absolutely free. A third party solution could cost up to $10,000 a month for the level of security the University can provide.