Starting September 1, Salesforce.com customers will be paying a higher price for an initial security review of their paid apps for AppExchange.
Salesforce.com said the volume of apps in AppExchange has grown exponentially with the expansion of its partner ecosystem.
The company said revenue from fees will also be used to provide partner education around security and trust throughout the app design process as well as increase operational support to prevent unnecessary delays during the security review.
The bot threat
Some of the most serious threats networks face today are "bots," remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a "botnet."