How to Understand and Review Your SiteLock Platform Digest

August 27, 2018 in SiteLock News

As a website owner, it’s important you understand the ins-and-outs of your website—especially when it comes to your security. This is why the SiteLock Platform Digest was created, a weekly email that provides a high-level security analysis of the health and risks associated with your website. SiteLock reviews and delivers your website scanning results on a weekly basis–ensuring you always have visibility to the security of your site.

Understanding Your Platform Digest Results

Here’s how it works: Your website scanner monitors your website each day for anything malicious or suspicious, like malware and vulnerabilities. SiteLock reviews your scanning results and summarizes everything you need to know in an easy-to-read email.

SiteLock Platform Digest

What does the “PLATFORM” column mean?

SiteLock Platform Digest

The column labeled “PLATFORM” is specifically for websites using a content management system (CMS), like WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal. To calculate the number of issues found on your website, SiteLock reviews your website plugins, themes, and core installation for vulnerabilities.

Additionally, found issues are prioritized on a scale of low, medium, and high. The color of results indicates the level of severity of the vulnerabilities found. For example, if your platform results are highlighted in red, you have a critical number of vulnerabilities on your website and your immediate attention is recommended. If this is the case, we’ll provide you with more information and help. Just login to your SiteLock Dashboard for next steps or give the SiteLock team a call at 855.378.6200.

What does the “MALWARE SCAN RESULTS” column mean?

SiteLock Platform Digest

The column labeled “MALWARE SCAN RESULTS” contains three sub-columns: Scans Run, Pages Scanned, and Issues Found.

The “Scans Run” column is the number of scans we performed on your website during the given time period. Multiple scans can be completed on your site each day.

The “Pages Scanned” column includes the number of web pages that SiteLock reviewed within each scan.

The “Issues Found” scan lists the number of issues we found on your website.

After SiteLock reviews each issue, they are categorized on a scale of low, medium, and high urgency based on color. For example, if your malware results are highlighted in red, then your website has been infected with malware and your immediate attention is recommended. Don’t worry, we can help get your site back to safety. For more information, login to your SiteLock Dashboard.

What to do if your website is infected with malware

If your Platform Digest indicates that your site is infected with malware, it should be removed as soon as possible to protect your site and visitors. SiteLock offers affordable website scanners that can automatically find and remove website malware—so you don’t have to worry about fixing it yourself.

For more information about your SiteLock Platform Digest, give the SiteLock team a call at 855.378.6200. We’ll be happy to review your results and walk you through steps to a safe and secure site.

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