What is Website security ?


Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cybercriminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way. Website security is critical component to protect and secure websites and servers. Websites are scanned for any possible vulnerabilities and malware through website security software. This software can scan for backdoor hacks, redirect hacks, Trojans, and many other threats. A website security software notifies the user if the website has any issue and provides solutions to address them.




FEATURES OF A GOOD WEBSITE SECURITY PLAN

  • Malware scan
  • Malware removal
  • Manual malware and hack removal
  • File change monitoring
  • Blacklist/spam monitoring
  • Blacklist removal
  • Security monitoring
  • Advanced DDoS mitigation
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Site Seal

Website security protects your website from:


DDoS attacks. These attacks can slow or crash your site entirely, making it inaccessible to visitors.
Malware.  Short for “malicious software,” malware is a very common threat used to steal sensitive customer data, distribute spam,
allow cybercriminals to access your site, and more.
Blacklisting. Your site may be removed from search engine results and flagged with a warning that turns visitors away if search
engines find malware.
Vulnerability exploitsCybercriminals can access a site and data stored on it by exploiting weak areas in a site, like
an outdated plugin.
Defacement. This attack replaces your website’s content with a cybercriminal’s malicious content.

Website security protects your visitors from:


  • Stolen data. From email addresses to payment information, cybercriminals frequently go after visitor or customer data stored a site
  • Session hijacking. Some cyberattacks can take over a user’s session and force them to take unwanted actions on a site.
  • Malicious redirects. Certain attacks can redirect visitors from the site they intended to visit to a malicious website.
  • Phishing schemes. Phishing doesn’t just happen in email – but designed to trick the user into providing sensitive information.
  • SEO Spam. Unusual links, pages, and comments can be put on a site to confuse your visitors and drive traffic to malicious websites.

Why do I need website security?

SSL Certificate:

SSL certificates protect the data collected by your website, like emails and credit card numbers, as it is transferred from your site to a server. This is a basic website security measure, but it’s so important that popular browsers and search engines are now labeling sites without SSL as “insecure,” which could make visitors suspicious of your site. Depending on your site, you may be able to get an SSL certificate for free, but be sure to choose the SSL certificate that’s best for your site. Remember that SSL only protects data in transit, so you’ll need to take further steps for a fully secure website.



A web application firewall


A WAF (web application firewall) stops automated attacks that commonly target small or lesser-known websites. These attacks are carried out by malicious bots that automatically look for vulnerabilities they can exploit, or cause DDoS attacks that slow or crash your website.

A website scanner


A cyberattack costs more the longer it takes to be found, so time is of the essence when a site experiences an attack. A website scanner looks for malware, vulnerabilities and other security issues so that you can mitigate them appropriately. SiteLock’s scanners not only remove known malware, they also look for threats on a daily basis and let you know the moment anything is found, reducing the amount of damage it can do to your site.

Software updates


Websites hosted on a content management system (CMS) are at a higher risk of compromise due to vulnerabilities and security issues often found in third-party plugins and applications. These can be prevented by installing updates to plugins and core software in a timely manner, as these updates often contain security patches – you can even use an automatic patching solution to make it easier.

Fortunately, there’s a fast and simple way to get what you need to protect your website. SiteLock makes website security easy and affordable with automated solutions that are easy to install and plans that work for your budget. We offer website scanning with automatic malware removal, a WAF and automated patching, and we can help you choose an SSL certificate too. Chat with us or give us a call at +92 303 0000 562 – our customer support is here to help anytime 24/7/365.