One of the most dangerous concerns one could find is malware on a server. Malware can appear on websites produced through any CMS including WordPress. A malware developer can create a code that targets a specific website, or an entire CMS. It can ruin how a site works, and it can be quite difficult to remove. This is why it’s critical it’s eradicated, so it doesn’t have a chance to work it’s way onto a server and infect other websites.
Developed in 2014, Patchman has become well known in the website security industry. While it is primarily known for patching vulnerabilities commonly found in content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, the software has grown significantly since its creation. In this post, we’ll cover what else Patchman can do, and why it’s such a valuable tool to protect a website.
A well-known pain point in the hosting industry is managing the security of websites owned and managed by end-users. While the hosting provider has a complete say over their own systems, they must ultimately grant management of the hosting space to those who use it. An unfortunate reality remains that a sizable portion of end-users does not have the time, resources, or inclination to properly maintain their code or applications. This is particularly noticeable with CMS applications, which still tend to lag behind their latest release.
SiteLock’s Patchman – a program that is known for patching application vulnerabilities – also helps website hosts to stop abuse before it becomes a problem, saving hosting providers an immense amount of time drain that usually comes with scanning for and removing threats. Now, with Patchman’s latest update, we’ve expanded our efforts to include advanced multi-file application control and detection. What does this mean, and how will it impact our current and future clients and partners?
The importance of cybersecurity has increased significantly over recent years and hosting providers are not immune to the burdens and impacts cybercrime present. In fact, hosting providers suffer daily from the consequences of security vulnerabilities found in commonly used CMS’s such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Many end-users do not have the time, resources, or inclination to properly maintain their code or applications, which can ultimately lead to vulnerabilities.
In today’s fast-moving digital world, cybersecurity is top of mind for small to medium-sized business (SMBs) and hosting service providers (HSPs) everywhere. And if it’s not, it should be.
The consequences of malware threats and unpatched website vulnerabilities can be monumental—affecting your website performance and putting both your business and user data at risk. It’s no wonder that long-established industry giants and innovative up-and-comers alike are touting malware protection products.