What is Website Security?
Website security protects a website and its data from hackers, malware and other online security threats. Most site owners aren’t aware of all these different threats, but we are — and we protect your site against each one of them and more
Malware scanning and removal
Google blacklist monitoring and removal
Web Application Firewall prevention (WAF)*
Content Delivery Network performance boost (CDN)*
Distributed Denial of Service prevention (DDoS)*
Brute force prevention*
Cross–site scripting prevention*
Commonly abbreviated as XSS, this attack sends user-supplied data to a web browser without validating it first. Hackers use these flaws to hijack users away from your site or deface it, causing you to lose business.
Zero day prevention*
*Not included in Essential Plan
Included in every Website Security plan:
Our Website Security scanner checks your website at predetermined intervals for malware, blacklists and uptime so you don’t have to. If we find any problems, we’ll send you an alert to let you know the best course of action. If malware is found on your site, all you’ll need to do is submit a removal request and our expert team will get to work on fixing the problem. Not only does Website Security monitoring protect you and your customers, but it also protects your website’s rankings by checking a variety of different blacklists and notifying you if you’ve been placed on one.
If your website’s been hacked and you need to fix it ASAP, you need the Express plan — with this plan, malware scanning starts immediately. After the product is activated, you’ll need to submit a removal request from the Website Security dashboard. Once we receive the request, we’ll respond within 30 minutes and get to work on diagnosing and cleaning up your site 100%, guaranteed. We’ll also submit a request to Google on your behalf to re-index your site and remove it from any blacklists.
Yes. Our goal is to make the internet a safe place for everyone. We’re able to work with CMS-hosted sites (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.) or a custom-coded site (HTML, PHP, ASP etc.) regardless of your hosting company.
Website Security scans your website every day. Depending on your plan, you can choose from a 30-minute, 12-hour or once-a-day security monitoring and scan frequency. If any malware is found, you’ll be notified immediately.
Website Security backs up any files that are modified during the cleanup process. These files are retained for a brief period of time.
Definitely. An SSL encrypts data being transmitted to and from your website — it doesn’t protect your website from other vulnerabilities, such as malware, SQL injections or DDoS attacks. By utilising both an SSL and Website Security, you’re using a complete security suite to protect your website, your customers and their data.
A WAF is a cloud-based firewall service that screens and protects your real-time website traffic from threats such as SQL injection attacks and comment spammers, while also thwarting DDoS attacks. WAF only takes a few minutes to set up and is the front-line defence for your website in between Website Security scans.
A CDN is a network of servers around the world that deploy dynamic and static caching so that all content will render fast and reliably. This means when someone in Japan visits your website hosted in the United States, it’ll load just as fast as a website hosted in Japan.
*Google will blacklist sites that could be considered dangerous to visitors, which makes it nearly impossible for people to find you. We identify and resolve any blacklisting issues, so there’s no interruption to your business.
**As opposed to simply scanning for malware that may have already infected your site, our Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides around-the-clock, proactive protection to block malware from ever reaching your website.
***Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) stores your content on multiple servers around the world, which means visitors connect to servers that are physically closer to them. This speeds up your website’s performance by at least 50%.