Mario Grobholz on 08.08.2012 at 10:36h CET
Many business users with a XING profile also have profiles on other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. More and more personal details such as photos, comments and opinions are being posted online all the time, which is why it’s essential to ensure that you retain control over and protect your online image and reputation. We’ve teamed up with XING to offer its members online privacy and reputation protection both on the XING platform and beyond it as well.
How do XING members use secure.me?
secure.me is integrated into the XING platform, so all you need to do is activate it. To do so, just click on the secure.me button that appears in the top right-hand corner of your profile page. A window will then open asking you to authorize secure.me – and that’s it! You’re protected by secure.me!
If you’d also like to protect your Facebook profile, you’ll need to link it with secure.me (you only need to do this once). After you’ve done that, secure.me will provide 24/7 protection for your Facebook profile and friend network. On top of that you’ll receive a clear overview of hits involving your details, and can even opt for a weekly security report email.
secure.me uses semantic language recognition technology to look for critical comments in users’ Facebook timelines and their friend networks. secure.me can also find photos of users – even if they’re not tagged in it – and this form of protection also extends to photos in their friend networks. secure.me can also identify highly personal data and then show users what to do in order to protect it. secure.me also analyzes third-party apps that have access to the user’s Facebook profile and then shows them what information the apps add to their profile and their friends’ walls.
Safely navigate the World Wide Web
Thanks to secure.me, XING members can also keep an eye on their name, their company’s name, and their children while they’re surfing the net. To do so, just create a customized search alert in your secure.me account. Once you’ve done that, secure.me will provide 24/7 protection by monitoring the net for your search terms. To see, a full chronological overview of the latest posts, comments, photos and videos, just log in to your secure.me account where you can also filter and even export the results listed there.
Special offer for Premium members
XING members can activate secure.me for free. XING basic members can use secure.me Basic for free rather than the regular price of €1.99 a month, and this service includes online monitoring for one search term and one Facebook profile. XING Premium members can take advantage of the advanced secure.me Premium package for free rather than the regular price of 4.99 a month. This provides online monitoring for up to three search terms and three Facebook profiles, and reports can cover a retrospective period of three months rather than just one week.
Next-generation antivirus protection
Most PC users have been using antivirus software for many years in order to protect their systems and data. In spite of this, there is a clear lack of protection for data uploaded and made public on social networks. We therefore created secure.me as a solution to meet this need by providing users with comprehensive online privacy and reputation protection. We’re now happy to roll our product out to all of XING’s users to help them protect their online reputation from now on.