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Three Reasons Why Every Business Needs SiteLock

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.

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Decoding Bytes Episode 4: Facing the Consequences

On our last installment of Decoding Bytes, our experts explained what it means when your hosting provider suspends your website. Did you know that a suspended website is not the only consequence of having an insecure website? In fact, in Q1 2018, 37% of website owners who had a cyberattack on their website reported that the attack damaged their profitability.

In this week’s series finale of Decoding Bytes, our hosts Ryan Austin and Jessica Ortega discuss the potential fallout from a successful cyberattack. These consequences can range from being removed from search engine listings to defaced websites, and damaged customer trust. They’ll also give you some tips for securing your website and avoiding these consequences.  There are solutions available for websites of all shapes and sizes including malware scanners and web application firewalls.

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Decoding Bytes Episode 3: Why Is My Website Down?

In previous episodes of Decoding Bytes, our experts answered the questions “Whose job is website security?” and “What does my hosting provider do for me?” But what happens when your website is suspended? How do you get it back online?

Join our hosts Jessica Ortega and Ryan Austin as they discuss what happens when your hosting provider takes your website offline. While this is one example of the consequences of a malware infection, it’s not a punishment. Learn how suspending an infected website actually protects the site and its visitors from further damage.

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Decoding Bytes Episode 2: What’s a Host Got to Do With It?

On last week’s episode, SiteLock experts answered a common question: who is responsible for website security?  The answer came as a surprise to some.  With nearly half of website owners believing that their hosting provider is in charge of their site’s security, some viewers may be left wondering what exactly their hosting provider is responsible for.

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Decoding Security 115: Getting the Right Web Security

The Equifax breach dominated headlines in September 2017, and is once again making news. Last week former Equifax CIO, Jun Ying, was found guilty of selling all of his company stock, knowing it would soon be worthless, before the 2017 security breach was made public. In other cybersecurity news, your Decoding Security hosts also discuss the recently disclosed RyzenFall vulnerability, which could allow cybercriminals to copy data from secure areas of millions of computers.

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What Happens When A Host Suspends Your Website

Your website is offline and in its place is a message that says “Please contact your hosting provider for details.” Panic sets in, what does this mean? Why is this happening? How do I get the website back online? These questions and more begin to race through your mind.

Let’s start with what this means.  Your website has been suspended, which means the hosting provider has temporarily taken it offline. Website hosts often suspend websites for a myriad of reasons ranging from malware to spam.  They suspend websites when needed  to protect their servers that host tons of other websites, so they don’t get infected too.

Why is it happening?  Unfortunately, thousands and thousands of websites are infected every day and yours was one of them.  In fact, websites experience an average of 59 attacks per day, which is more than 21,500 per year.

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How SiteLock Works With Your Hosting Provider [Video]

At SiteLock, we partner with the largest hosting providers around the world to secure more than 6 million websites. In speaking with all of our customers, we often get asked, “What is the difference between the security provided by my host vs. the security provided by SiteLock?”

It’s important to understand that your website isn’t entirely protected by your hosting provider, and despite being hosted in a secure server environment, your website is still at risk of cyberthreats without the proper website security.

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