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Website Security

Protect your site and keep customers safe. Your comprehensive and simplified security solution.

Get the tools you need to help protect your site:

  • HTTPS encryption with an SSL.
  • Help prevent malware with firewall.
  • Detect and fix malware with scanning and remediation.
  • Recover your site with 1-click backup.

Standard Website Security

Standard Website Security Plan
Standard Website Security Plan

Advanced and Premium Website Security

Advanced Website Security
Advanced Website Security

What’s Website Security?

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website security

Website Security provides easy-to-use tools to help protect your site from the most common security threats. After all, your website’s the center of your business, your brand and all the amazing things you’re bringing to the world. It deserves website security tools to help provide broad protection.

Benefits of Website Security

Website security is crucial for various reasons, and implementing robust security measures provides numerous benefits. Here are some key advantages:

  1. Protecting Sensitive Data:
    • Websites often handle sensitive information such as personal details, credit card numbers, and login credentials. Security measures help safeguard this data from unauthorized access and potential misuse. All Website Security plans include an SSL Certificate — which comes with our Web Application Firewall (WAF), allowing your site to provide HTTPS encryption. This lets visitors know that your site’s trustworthy and that any data they exchange with your site is encrypted, keeping it safe from snooping or exploitation.
  2. Building Trust with Users:
    • Users are more likely to trust a website that demonstrates a commitment to security. Implementing security features such as SSL certificates and secure payment gateways helps establish trust with visitors. Our WAF is designed to intercept and examine incoming data and neutralize malicious code from security threats like SQL injections and DDoS attacks. Plus, our Content Delivery Network (CDN) provides even further protection from DDoS attacks by restricting access to your site’s original server.
  3. Preventing Data Breaches:
    • Security breaches can lead to the exposure of confidential information, damaging the reputation of a website or business. Implementing security measures reduces the risk of data breaches and the associated negative consequences.
  4. Maintaining Website Availability:
    • Security measures, such as protection against DDoS attacks, help ensure that your website remains available and accessible to users. This is crucial for maintaining a positive user experience and preventing disruptions.
  5. Guarding Against Malware:
    • Websites can be vulnerable to malware attacks that can infect users’ devices or compromise the integrity of the website itself. Security measures, such as regular malware scans and timely updates, help mitigate these risks.
  6. Compliance with Regulations:
    • Many industries and regions have specific regulations regarding the protection of user data. Implementing robust security measures helps ensure compliance with these regulations, avoiding legal issues and penalties.
  7. Improving SEO Rankings:
    • Search engines prioritize secure websites in their rankings. Implementing security features, such as HTTPS, can positively impact your website’s SEO, leading to better visibility and traffic. Google heavily favors SSL-protected encrypted sites and pushes them higher in search rankings than those without, helping your business become more visible to new potential customers. And not only does our Content Delivery Network (CDN) help protect your site from DDoS attacks, but it also boosts your site’s load time by up to 50% by putting your content on multiple servers around the world, so it’s always close to your customers.
  8. Mitigating Financial Losses:
    • Security breaches can result in significant financial losses, including the costs of fixing the breach, legal expenses, and damage to the brand’s reputation. Investing in security measures is a proactive approach to avoid such financial implications.
  9. Enhancing User Experience:
    • A secure website provides a smoother and more reliable experience for users. Users are more likely to engage with and return to a website that they trust to keep their information safe.
  10. Protecting Against Phishing Attacks:
    • Website security measures help prevent phishing attacks, where malicious actors attempt to trick users into providing sensitive information. This protects both the website and its users from falling victim to fraudulent activities. Take a proactive, preventative approach to the safety of your website. The Website Security firewall helps block attacks on your site while its malware scanner regularly searches your site for malicious content and alerts you if any is found.
  11. Website backup with one-click restore.

    With Advanced and Premium Plans, get daily, automatic backups** of your website. One-click restore lets you reinstate a clean version of your website with just a single click.

Kathleen’s customers continue to browse her site, safely and without interruption, as website security keeps scanning in the background. Kathleen gets back to business without any downtime. Her customers stay safe and her reputation stays golden.

Website Security FAQs

What makes Website Security so simple?

Website Security lets you set up your site’s security scanning frequency, install your SSL Certificate and monitor your site for malware and other online security threats — all from one dashboard.

Where can I find my SSL Certificate?

Your SSL Certificate is built into the Web Application Firewall (WAF) that’s included with Website Security.

If I have an SSL Certificate, do I still need Website Security?

Yes — while an SSL certificate encrypts data being transmitted to and from your website, it doesn’t protect your site from other vulnerabilities, such as malware, SQL injections or DDoS attacks. By utilizing both an SSL and Website Security, you are taking steps to help protect more aspects of your site.

How often does Website Security scan my site for malware?

Depending on your Website Security Suites 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.

How does a Web Application Firewall (WAF) secure my site?

A WAF is a cloud-based firewall service that screens and helps protect your real-time website traffic from threats like SQL injection attacks (malicious data that essentially tricks your site into doing something it shouldn’t) and DDoS attacks (crashes your site by overwhelming it with a flood of automated traffic). WAF only takes a few minutes to set up and is the front-line defense for your site in between Website Security scans.

How does the Content Delivery Network (CDN) speed up my site?

A CDN is a network of servers around the world that deploy dynamic and static caching so that all content will render quickly and reliably. For example, if someone in Japan visits your site that’s hosted in the US, it’ll load just as quickly as a website hosted in Japan.

Top 10 Online Threats

1. Injection.

It’s not uncommon for web applications to have injection flaws, especially SQL injection flaws. A hacker who finds one will send malicious data as part of a command or query. The attacker’s message tricks the app into changing data or executing a command it was not designed to obey.

 2. Cross-site Scripting.

Cross-site Scripting flaws occur whenever an application sends user-supplied data to a web browser without validating it first. Hackers use these flaws to hijack users away from the site or deface it, thereby costing the site owner in lost business.

3. Insecure Direct Object References.

Applications that lack checks to verify a user is authorized to view particular content can be manipulated to access private data.

 4. Broken Authentication.

When account credentials and session tokens aren’t properly protected, hackers can assume users’ identities online.

5. Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF).

A CSRF attack tricks unknowing site visitors into submitting forged HTTP requests via image tags, XSS, or other techniques. If the user is logged in, the attack succeeds.

 6. Security Misconfiguration.

Security misconfiguration flaws give hackers unauthorized access to system data via default accounts, unused pages, unpatched flaws, unprotected files and directories.

 7. Insecure Cryptographic Storage.

Many web applications don’t do enough to protect sensitive data such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and login credentials . Thieves may use this data for identity theft, credit card fraud or other crimes.

 8. Failure to Restrict URL Access.

Often an app will protect sensitive interactions by not showing links or URLs to unauthorized users. Attackers use this weakness to access those URLs directly in order to carry out unauthorized actions.

 9. Insufficient Transport Layer Protection.

Applications often fail to authenticate, encrypt and protect the confidentiality of network traffic. Some use weak algorithms, expired or invalid certificates or use them incorrectly. This allows hackers to “eavesdrop” on online exchanges. An SSL Certificate typically neutralizes this threat.

 10. Invalidated Redirects & Forwards.

Web applications often redirect or forward legitimate users to other pages and websites, using insecure data to determine the destination. Attackers use this weakness to redirect victims to phishing or malware sites, or use forwards to open private pages.

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How to Protect Your Website From Hacker Attacks?

Protecting your website from hacker attacks is crucial for ensuring the security and integrity of your online presence. Here are some key measures to help you avoid hacker attacks:

  1. Keep Software Updated:
    • Regularly update your website’s content management system (CMS), plugins, themes, and any other software. Updates often include security patches that address known vulnerabilities.
  2. Use Strong Passwords:
    • Ensure that all login credentials, including those for your CMS, hosting, and other accounts, have strong, unique passwords. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  3. Implement HTTPS:
    • Encrypt data transmitted between the user’s browser and your server using HTTPS. This is crucial for securing sensitive information, such as login credentials and payment details.
  4. Employ a Web Application Firewall (WAF):
    • A WAF helps filter and monitor HTTP traffic between a web application and the Internet. It can help protect against various attacks, including cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and other common vulnerabilities.
  5. Regularly Back Up Your Website:
    • Perform regular backups of your website’s data and files. If your website is compromised, having a recent backup allows you to restore it to a clean state.
  6. Limit User Permissions:
    • Grant minimal permissions necessary for each user, especially for content management systems. Avoid using administrator accounts for routine tasks, as this reduces the impact of a potential breach.
  7. Install Security Plugins:
    • Depending on your CMS, there are various security plugins available that can help fortify your website against common threats. These plugins often include features like malware scanning, firewall protection, and login attempt monitoring.
  8. Monitor Website Activity:
    • Regularly check logs and monitor website activity for any suspicious behavior. Unusual spikes in traffic, unexpected file changes, or other anomalies could be signs of a security issue.
  9. Educate Your Team:
    • Ensure that your team is aware of security best practices. Educate them about phishing attacks, social engineering, and the importance of strong password hygiene.
  10. Implement Two-Factor Authentication (2FA):
    • Enable 2FA for your website’s login systems. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification in addition to a password.
  11. Secure File Uploads:
    • If your website allows file uploads, ensure that proper validation and security measures are in place to prevent malicious files from being uploaded and executed.
  12. Regular Security Audits:
    • Conduct regular security audits to identify and address potential vulnerabilities. This can include penetration testing and code reviews.
  13. Stay Informed:
    • Keep yourself informed about the latest security threats and vulnerabilities. Subscribe to security newsletters, follow security blogs, and stay updated on patches and updates for your website’s software.

What are the Purposes of Hacker A Website ?

Hacking a website can have various purposes, and the motivations behind such activities can vary widely. It’s important to note that hacking with malicious intent is illegal and unethical. However, understanding the potential motivations can help website owners and administrators take appropriate measures to protect their sites. Here are some common purposes of hacking a website:

  1. Data Theft:
    • Hackers may target websites to steal sensitive information such as user data, personal details, credit card information, and login credentials. This stolen data can be sold on the dark web or used for identity theft and financial fraud.
  2. Financial Gain:
    • Some hackers aim to gain financial benefits by compromising a website. This could involve stealing financial information, redirecting funds, or engaging in other fraudulent activities.
  3. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks:
    • Hackers might launch DDoS attacks to overwhelm a website’s servers with traffic, making the site unavailable to users. This can be done for various reasons, including extortion or as a form of protest.
  4. Defacement:
    • Hackers may deface a website by changing its appearance or content. This is often done for political, ideological, or personal reasons to send a message or make a statement.
  5. Espionage:
    • State-sponsored hackers or cybercriminals may target websites to gather intelligence, monitor activities, or gain access to sensitive information for political, economic, or military purposes.
  6. Malware Distribution:
    • Some hackers compromise websites to distribute malware to visitors. Malicious software can infect users’ devices, steal information, or be used for other illicit activities.
  7. Black Hat SEO:
    • Hackers may inject malicious code into a website to manipulate search engine rankings. This can lead to the promotion of malicious or spammy content, benefiting the hacker financially.
  8. Political or Ideological Motivations:
    • Hacktivism involves hacking for political or ideological reasons. Hackers may target websites to promote a particular cause, express dissent, or raise awareness about social or political issues.
  9. Revenge:
    • In some cases, individuals may hack a website out of a desire for revenge or to harm the reputation of a person, organization, or entity.
  10. Competitive Advantage:
    • Business competitors may engage in hacking to gain a competitive edge by stealing intellectual property, customer lists, or other proprietary information.
  11. Testing Security Defenses:
    • Ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, may attempt to hack websites with the permission of the owner to identify and fix security vulnerabilities. This is done to improve overall security.