SiteLock is hosting a free webinar and you’re invited! Join us LIVE on October 3, 2018 at 10 AM CST as we cover the lessons we’ve learned from a year of cybercrime. Learn from our SiteLock Web Security Research Analysts, Jessica Ortega, Ramuel Gall, and Topher Tebow, as they highlight three of our most popular cybersecurity topics from the past year.
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SiteLock is dedicated to helping millions of website owners around the world – that’s 12 million websites and counting! Whether you’re a CTO or a sole proprietor, we understand the importance of making security accessible, simple, and efficient. That’s why we deliver exceptional levels of expert service and support to our customers, any time day or night, in addition to our complete suite of website security solutions. We’re proud of our highly-trained team of engineers and customer success representatives who are dedicated to providing a smooth and stress-free SiteLock experience. But don’t take our word for it – see what some of our customers have to say.
Website security is a key component in the success of your business. Revenue loss, stolen customer data, and reputation damage aren’t exclusive to headline-making data breaches – they can have devastating effects on businesses of any size. Fortunately, any website can defend against cyberthreats with the right security in place. SiteLock not only protects your business, but helps it thrive. Here are the top three reasons why every business needs SiteLock:
1. Your hosting provider protects your server, not your site.
Despite common misconceptions, hosting providers secure the server a site is hosted on, not the website itself. Website owners are responsible for protecting their sites from the malware and DDoS attacks that can harm their business. Think of website security like an apartment building – management secures the building, but it’s up to each tenant to lock their doors and windows.
The small business (SMB) movement is anything but small. From sole proprietors to startups, businesses with one to four employees account for 1.2 million businesses in the United States. In a world where huge data breaches dominate headlines, many small business owners are aware that they need to invest in cybersecurity to protect their business. In fact, 42 percent of small businesses plan to increase their security investment within the next 12 months.
However, many more don’t invest at all. It’s certainly not due to a lack of awareness: 38 percent of SMBs cite security as one of their top technology challenges. It’s that very challenge that results in inaction. Many small business owners feel too “overwhelmed and ill-equipped” to put cybersecurity measures in place – so they put it on the back burner instead.
The solution: make it easy to get expert help. SiteLock reviews how.
Malware – it’s a scary word you’ve probably heard before. But if you’re not quite sure what malware is, why it’s such a threat, or what you can do about it, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, SiteLock reviews what malware is, what a website vulnerability is, how infections occur, how to remove malware infections, and finally, how to prevent them in the first place.
It’s not uncommon for a business owner to have a story about the time they experienced a cyberattack.
Perhaps their website was suspended, customers were turned away by malware warnings, or slow loading times caused their traffic to plummet. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the way the story ends for any business of any size. With the proper website security in place, cyberattacks can be mitigated quickly should they occur.
Here are three SiteLock reviews from three unique businesses that not only survived a cyberattack, but thrived in the aftermath.
When the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises website was unexpectedly hacked by cybercriminals, Melissa Marchand, website manager, began to panic.
The attack on Whales.net arrived just in time for busy season—and a hacked website meant a complete halt in online scheduling and ticket purchases, the company’s primary source of sales. Even more alarming, the website was blacklisted by Google and online visitors were redirected to pornographic sites, damaging the company’s bottom line and reputation.
Luckily, Melissa called SiteLock at the request of her web host to help get her website back online.
FireFox and Chrome announced big changes last week with new ways they will be protecting our information. FireFox will begin to block tracking cookies by default, allowing users to have a better experience while web browsing. Google Chrome announced that starting in September 2018, users will be required to enable Adobe Flash every time the user wishes to use it, all in Chrome’s efforts to wean the public of Flash and force websites into the future.
You may have heard that you should get a website scanner to look for threats on your website. But what does a website scanner do? What kind of threats does it look for? In this blog, we’ll review SiteLock website scanning capabilities and the five different scans it performs to ensure your website is safe from every angle.
What is a website scanner?
A website scanner is a tool that reviews your website for things that shouldn’t be there. The SiteLock scanner looks for website malware, vulnerabilities, spam, and other security issues in your hosting environment.
Beyond finding these threats, there are other benefits to having SiteLock review your site.
- You’ll have peace of mind knowing that if any issues are found, you’ll be notified automatically.
- You’ll be alerted to vulnerabilities that could cause malware infections.
- SiteLock is easy to set up and install, so your scanner will take effect right away.
Brett Matthews manages over 125 websites through his company, Square 1 Designs. He provides website design, programming, and maintenance at an affordable price for his clients.
When he had just a few clients, he was able to clean malware and resolve cyberattacks himself. This worked well until one day, a customer experienced a cyberattack while Brett was on his honeymoon! His romantic getaway was interrupted as he spent seven hours removing the malware manually.