Hangzhou-based e-commerce company Alibaba Group's cloud computing subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud") is preparing to announce a next-generation e-commerce security engine based on its cloud computing technology. The new engine will offer customers intelligent protection against malware and other hazards in order to protect their online shopping experience.
AliCloud has partnered with B2C and C2C site Taobao, third-party payment processor Alipay, and e-commerce search site eTao, all sister companies under Alibaba, on a shared database of malicious URLs which it analyzed to learn the characteristics of phishing sites in order to develop a similarity ranking algorithm for detecting and blocking new phishing sites. The system can also track and analyze the behavior of Trojans in order to provide behavior-based Trojan detection to address the shortcomings of today's anti-virus and security software in accurately detecting new strains of viruses. The new e-commerce security engine incorporates these technologies.
The new engine is available in v1.3 and higher of the AliCloud browser. An upcoming update to AliCloud's Alitalk IM client will also incorporate the new engine.