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SiteLock and CodeGuard: Must-Have Tools for Website Security

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About 30,000 websites are getting hacked on a daily basis. This indicates that online threats must be taken seriously, especially since criminals target small businesses due to their lack of security measures.  

These days, hackers also double their efforts to get through the most robust systems. So, it’s important to stay ahead of the game and fortify your online security strategy.

In this article, we’ll zoom in on Sitelock and CodeGuard, two of our key security solutions that protect your site from cyberthreats.

What is SiteLock? 

Cybercriminals cause havoc on businesses by infiltrating their networks. With highly technical hacking skills, they are capable of restricting, leaking, acquiring, and corrupting anything on the web. 

There are many forms of cyberattacks. But hackers usually execute malware attacks, phishing, and code injection. And because they appear like normal email attachments or files, many businesses fall victim to cyberattacks.

SiteLock protects your business by scanning all website files and applications. After each scan, results are compared to SiteLock’s proprietary database of over 12 million malicious file types. Once harmful content is identified, an email notification is sent, and you can proceed to remove the malware.

Why do I need SiteLock?

Aside from scanning your site, you also get to enjoy the following benefits with SiteLock: 
Blacklist Monitoring 

  • Blacklist Monitoring 
     
    SiteLock has a blacklist monitoring feature to ensure your website isn’t tagged as deceptive.  
     
    Getting blacklisted on search engines like Google is one of the worst things that can happen to your site. You not only lose traffic, but your website conversions take a dip as well. 
     

  • Blocking Automated Bot Attacks 
     
    Internet bots aren’t all bad, look at search engine bots for example!  
     
    However, there are bots designed to exploit website vulnerabilities and intensify malware effects. SiteLock blocks any suspicious bots attempting to access your site.  
     

  • DDoS Protection 
     
    A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, when successful, renders a website unusable.  
    It occurs when a network of private computers with malicious software overwhelms a website with requests. 
     
    Cybercriminals launch DDoS attacks for several reasons, including ransom, stealing sensitive data, and the like. Since the website becomes inaccessible, it results in a loss in conversions and traffic as well as a stained reputation.  
     
    Most companies have an in-house IT team that monitors anomalous traffic loads. Even without these resources, SiteLock prevents DDoS attacks by automatically detecting and eliminating threats. 
     

  • Advance Web Application Firewall 
     
    Firewalls have been around for the longest time. They serve as the gatekeeper that filters the visitors that can access your website. SiteLock’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) safekeeps your site by only allowing legitimate traffic.  
     

By signing up for any of Web.com’s SiteLock plans, you’ll automatically get a SiteLock seal that you can add to your site. Displaying this seal on your website tells your visitors that you value their security.

What is CodeGuard?

With the alarming number of cyber-attacks nowadays, it’s only reasonable to have a backup strategy in place. The problem is that manually backing up your files takes time and excessive space.

With CodeGuard, you get a cloud-based backup tool that keeps your website files and databases secure. It also notifies users if any of the files have been moved or modified.

Why do I need CodeGuard?

Everyone needs a reliable backup system. While that reason alone is good enough for you, here are other perks you’ll get with CodeGuard.

  • One-click Restore 
     
    CodeGuard allows easy recovery of impacted websites with a single click. 
     

  • Third-party Cloud Storage 
     
    Think about it. Website owners make a hacker’s job easy by storing their backup and website files in one place.  
     
    That said, it’s always a smart idea to keep them separate. CodeGuard stores your backup on Amazon Web Services Simple Storage System or S3. As this is a third-party cloud storage, and one of the most secure ones in the market, file storage and recovery are easier than ever. 
     

  • Encrypted Backups 
     
    CodeGuard stores all backups using Server-Side Encryption (SSE).  Amazon S3 encrypts data as it is written to disks and decrypts it when authorized access is requested.  
     

  • Infinite Backup Retention 
    Web.com’s CodeGuard offers infinite backup retention. So, you don’t need to worry about which backup file is available when an attack happens. With CodeGuard, you can restore files as long as a copy is stored in the cloud. 

Most hosting providers store backups on the same server as the website. The setup can be inconvenient when the same server falls victim to a cyberattack. Not only does your website become inaccessible, but you also lose your data forever!

As a website owner, you don’t want to put your business at risk. Storing your website files on a third-party platform protects you from potential losses.

  
Protect and secure your website files today

You made a great decision to bring your business online. But with that, you also need to understand the risks that come along with it. Don’t wait until you become the next victim of cybercrime. Protect yourself from malicious threats with SiteLock and CodeGuard today.

You can also check our SSL plans to maximize your website security strategy.