Hotchkiss Consulting Group Announces Parka LLC; Angel Investment
New branding reflects commitment to improving the web by allowing sites to work together.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bath, ME, February 5, 2014 – Hotchkiss Consulting Group (hotchkissconsulting.net), a Maine-based Web development firm, has founded Parka LLC to further promote its commitment to personal security on the Web. Hotchkiss Consulting Group will continue to develop and support client projects. Parka will house BruteProtect, QuickForget and future projects. The mission of Parka is to use cloud-based data to improve the experience of interacting with the internet. In January of this year, Parka welcomed author, speaker, designer, and user-experience expert, Jesse Friedman to the company as Director of Innovation. Additionally, Parka has secured a seed round of angel investment which will allow for additional hires and the ability to grow their offerings. A website is forthcoming at GetParka.com.
About Parka LLC’s Products
BruteProtect (bruteprotect.com) is a brute-force attack prevention plugin that leverages millions of WordPress sites to identify and block malicious IPs. The plugin was conceived and developed by Sam Hotchkiss of Hotchkiss Consulting Group. As of February 2014, BruteProtect has been installed on over 41,000 WordPress-based Websites and blocked over 44 million brute-force attacks. The plugin has been featured in several blogs, including Barefoot Businessman, ManageWP, and WP Tavern.
Launched in 2011, QuickForget (quickforget.com) is a tool designed to assist in sending sensitive information through email. QuickForget utilizes randomized links that expire after a set number of views and/or a set time frame, keeping items, such as passwords, safe and secure in email. The site has been featured on Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, Tech Salsa, and more. It has been used over 50,000 times to transmit sensitive data.
About Hotchkiss Consulting Group
Hotchkiss Consulting Group launched as a two person Web-development firm in 2002. Begun by the husband and wife team of Sam and Becky Hotchkiss, the company has grown to include six additional full-time employees and a team of consultants. Hotchkiss and Friedman will speak on the topics of security and user experience at various WordPress and technology events throughout 2014.
Stephen Quirk, Marketing & Public Relations