With $1.3M In Funding, CodeGuard Launches Its Free Website Backup Service
At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last May, the unanimous winner of the “Audience Choice” award was a young, Atlanta-based startup called CodeGuard. The startup caught the audience’s attention based on a simple value proposition: To become a “time machine for your website.” In other words, CodeGuard’s free service allows any site owner to back up their website and revert to earlier versions, while monitoring for infections.
After months of tweaking and beta testing, today CodeGuard is officially pulling back the curtain on a new-and-improved service, backed by a fresh $1.3 million in funding from Imlay Investments and a host of angel investors, including Palaniswamy Rajan, Bert Ellis, Tom Noonan, Matt Chanoff, and Merrick Furst.
The new funding adds to the $500K the startup raised back in June of last year from Imlay and others. All of CodeGuard’s seed investors have returned to re-up their investments and give the startup the fuel it needs to expand — now just under $2 million total.
CodeGuard Named a Top 40 Technology Company in Georgia
CodeGuard Named a Top 40 Technology Company in Georgia
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced CodeGuard as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.
TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
CodeGuard & Bundlelytic offer WordPress Bundle to benefit UNICEF
CodeGuard is thrilled to announce a partnership with charity bundling site Bundlelytic. CodeGuard is part of a bundle of products and services that help new or legacy WordPress users optimize their online WordPress experience. Those who purchase the package receive a tremendous discount and all proceeds go to UNICEF’s Silent Emergencies Appeal.
The Silent Emergencies fund is UNICEF’s reserve of available money to be used during emergencies around the world that may not have made headlines but still require urgent and immediate support. It helps to provide access to basic health services, clean drinking water and food for malnourished children in emergency situations.
Full Story: http://bundlelytic.com/
Attracta Offers Single-Click Web App Installation to Customers
SEO tool provider Attracta announced on Tuesday that it has launched its new single-click technology to install web applications. The functionality is now available to Attracta's 850,000 installed customer base via its v3.0 cPanel Plugin.
One-click install apps available in Attracta's App Store include free apps like Google Analytics, Facebook and Twitter widgets as well as paid apps like Olark chat, and CodeGuard backup software.
CodeGuard Now Available Through CloudFlare Apps
CodeGuard, a leader in website backup and file integrity monitoring, today announced it has partnered with CloudFlare to offer its website backup service via CloudFlare Apps.
"We are pleased to add CodeGuard's backup service to CloudFlare Apps," said John Roberts, Platform Lead at CloudFlare. "Making backup one-click simple in the CloudFlare dashboard gives our customers peace of mind and more time to focus on their business."
New cyberattacks target small businesses
CodeGuard offers a free service that backs up sites and then continuously monitors for fresh infection. Should a site be compromised, CodeGuard enables the owner to eradicate infections by returning the site to a known clean state."
"The game is changing," says CodeGuard's Moeller. "Anyone who has a website can be attacked, and you have a responsibility to make sure you're not hosting malicious content."
CodeGuard is a Simple Time Machine for your Website
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, the winner of the audience award was CodeGuard. The idea can be summed up simply: “We are a time machine for your website,” notes their founders.
Essentially, they allow you to automatically and simply backup your FTP data so that if you need to revert your website to some earlier version. CodeGuard does this by taking a snapshot of your FTP data over and over again. Then if you need to go back, you easily can.
Yes, it’s a lot like the Time Machine feature built into the Apple OS X software. But whereas that’s for data found on your desktop, this is for data found on a server elsewhere.
“We consider ourselves website protection to the rest of us,” the founders note. Similar solutions exist in corporate environment, but not really for regular people to use. It’s built using GIT, but for the masses.
Full Story: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/24/codeguard/
8 Tech Tools for Better Business Management
For all of the Internet entrepreneurs out there, website security and keeping 100% up-time for your site is a must. With CodeGuard, you get to automatically backup your servers from any previous point in time. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and well-worth the monthly price.
CodeGuard: The Power of Undoing
Inside of every person is the desire to build. Some like to build buildings, others like building networks of friends, still others want to build a legacy to be remembered for the ages. Even those who live quiet lives are building bookshelves of the novels they read, the gardens they plant, or the friendships they make. In all cases people are working on constructing something with their time, talents, and resources.
In the start-up world people focus their efforts on building websites. It’s a wild and wonderful ride that goes far beyond coding and posting a site online. It’s a place to build a presence, to meet a market, and to solve customer’s problems. It’s to see a need and to meet that need, no matter how small it may be. Some come to your site to browse around a bit. Others will go on to become repeat visitors, contributors, and customers. And so you keep building your site in service to your virtual, but very real customers.
Full Story: http://slapstart.com/2011/06/codeguard/
ATDC's CodeGuard raises $500K from Imlay
An Atlanta-based Internet security company, backed by Imlay Investments, has raised $500,000 in seed funding.
CodeGuard provides malware detection and repair services to small and mid-sized businesses. Investors in the company, which is a member of the Advanced Technology Development Center, includes Sig Mosley, president of Imlay Investments.
CodeGuard is part of a thriving cluster of Internet security companies in Atlanta, including IBM’s Internet Security Systems division, Dell Secureworks and Purewire.
CodeGuard Raises $500K To Monitor And Protect Websites
CodeGuard, a startup that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, has already raised a round of funding. The company has just announced a $500,000 round from Imlay Investments.
CodeGuard, which was the audience choice winner from Startup Alley, helps protect and monitor websites from attacks and data thefts. The startup provides a virtual version control system and stores site data in the cloud. Backups are stored hourly or daily, allowing users to see what files have changed. If there is a hack or suspicious change in data, webmasters can quickly revert to the last known “clean” version.
And hacking can be identified and site owners can be notified before they spread malware, have their links pirated, or act as a parasitic host for spammers. As we wrote in our initial review of CodeGuard, the service is similar to the Time Machine feature built into the Apple OS X software; except CodeGuard backsup data found on a server elsewhere. And the product is designed to allow owners with little technical experience to manage and monitor their websites.
Atlanta-based CodeGuard keys in angel round for Website protection
ATLANTA – With hackers slipping malware into ad servers and website code, Internet users risk attack whenever they browse a site. Not only that, site owners are often faced with traffic stalling warnings from Google and other search engines and can lose scads of money while a site remains infected. CodeGuard Inc., which has nabbed angel funding from Imlay Investments, say its long-term goal is to prevent and cleanup “this virtual blight.”
“We seek to prevent the distribution of malicious software (malware) through websites. Every hour thousands of websites are compromised and used for distribution of malware. Our service allows any website owner to be protected; we make sure that their website will never be used to attack site visitors”, said David Moeller, CEO of CodeGuard.
CodeGuard provides a virtual version control system and stores site data in the cloud. Backups are stored hourly or daily, providing visibility for users into what files have changed.
In the event a hack or an unauthorized change is detected, webmasters can quickly revert to the last known “clean” version and have their site working in minutes without engaging developers to remediate the issue. Hacking can be identified and site owners can be notified before they spread malware, have their links pirated, or act as a parasitic host for spammers.