You can’t afford to ignore the Security of your Website
Whether you have a personal site that you use simply to blog on occasion or a global, large scale business, security is of utmost importance. Security is likely the aspect of web hosting that is most important to everyone, and if it is not, it should be.
Lack of security can be devastating to a business if these problems result in loss of income or identity theft. Thus, it is important to understand what aspects of security you should look for and how to determine if your host provides security adequately.
Why is website security such a growing problem?
The Internet is accessible to everyone and it is becoming the preferred means of conducting business. Whenever there is a possibility of exploiting a system for the gain of disreputable people, it will be attempted. The Internet is ripe for the taking and criminals will try many approaches to get what they want.
There are literally billions of euros that go back and forth on the Internet and if these funds can be diverted to a thief, then they will attempt it. This is why consumers are so concerned with security and why you should look at security as a primary concern when choosing a host for your website, e-shop or in general for your web application.
Who are you protecting your site from?
There are essentially two types of people who are out to do harm to your site. The most common and most threatening is the identity thief. This is the person who looks for an opportunity to gather information for personal gain. This sort of criminal is often an operating in a stealth capacity. They try to continue unnoticed for a long duration to maximize the number of victims they can access.
Not everyone who is out to harm your site is trying to steal from you. There is a significant group of hackers who are simply looking to cause disruption. When you are the victim of one of these hackers it can cripple your site causing prolonged down time and a loss of revenues. They typically wreak havoc for the sake of their own fun or to prove to themselves they can disable an organization and they usually work in a hit and run mode. They often put “graffiti” on the site, changing the page to let you know they were there.
You can find very interesting information about this topic in the 2014 Website Security Statistics Report (by White Hat)
Website Security Solutions
The website security solutions that we provide include:
- Penetration Testing in order to assess and evaluate the current security state of your website.
- Website Antivirus protection
- Web Application Firewall
- Secure Hosting
- Website Malware Removal
- Reputation Protection Complete Service