FONU2 Inc.

December 17, 2013 09:42 ET

FONU2, Social Commerce Pioneer, Implementing Multi-Layer Security Environment to Protect Customers

By Combining Best Practices From Top-Level Companies, FONU2 Ensures the Safest Social Commerce Experience for All Users

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - FONU2 (OTCQB: FONU) (OTCBB: FONU), a social commerce company that provides a precision mobile sales and marketing platform that functions like an order reservations and booking system, is employing multiple layers of security to ensure its users are safe, regardless of the platform they utilize when accessing FONU2. FONU2, a modern day technology company and pioneer in the social commerce business model, is ensuring a secure environment for its customers by following best practices from The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), IBM, CISCO, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rapid7, and Microsoft.

Network resources, source code, user accounts, access levels, network communication protocols, and internal sensitive data are all secured based on the security policies founded on the aforementioned best practices. In order to provide its users with the best possible experience, while serving an extremely large number of page requests and database queries, FONU2 found that AWS was the best possible platform to leverage not only performance but also security. AWS provides a large number of tools for companies looking to secure sensitive user data. While FONU2 itself does not store customer financial data, FONU2 still must achieve PCI DSS compliance. AWS provides services for evaluating as well as sharing the burden of PCI compliance, which makes deployment of a commerce application extremely easy and affordable.

Services like AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) allow FONU2 to secure its platform internally by restricting access to network resources, such as databases, to a select few developers and then removing access when needed. By coupling IAM with Multi Factor Authentication, FONU2 has ensured that rouge employs are never able to "back door" servers for later access. Furthermore, a combination of AWS Security Groups, web server, gateway, honey pots/nets, FONU2 firewalls, and IDS policies allow for detailed monitoring and access restriction to AWS network resources. A custom Linux kernel has been developed and deployed to remove all unused services and further reduce the surface area for potential attacks. Real time monitoring tools have been developed from scratch to gather AWS Cloud Watch metric, as well as custom usage metrics to monitor for unusual usage or suspicious activity.

FONU2 will utilize product and services from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Symantec, and Rapid7 for the purpose of sharing data about exploits, attacks, and vulnerability management. Regular vulnerability scans are performed, and data concerning bots, hack attempts, exploit code, and user abuse are logged for analysis. Policies are written to be dynamic and grow based on the analysis of FONU2 logs and scans. Furthermore, by sharing data with the above-mentioned companies, and using their tools, FONU2 is able to tap some of the most cutting-edge technologies and brilliant minds in the cyber security field.

This increased focus on security is key, not only for the FONU2 user, but also to FONU2 as a whole. While it is not in the best interest to reveal details of FONU2's security measures, the Company will be demonstrating its security features in the upcoming weeks, in addition to overviews concerning transactions and coding.

About FONU2 Inc.:
FONU2 is a social commerce company that provides a precision mobile sales and marketing platform that functions like an order reservations and booking system. Members via their mobile phones and computers list, buy, sell, and trade services and items locally in any neighborhood, anywhere in the world. Transactions are paid with the FONU2 end-to-end mobile phone payment card system. Visit

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