Secure and Protect

Security Secure & Protect

Your website is under continuous attack. At some point, it’s going to get hacked and when it does your site will be infected with Malware. Malware will let criminals control your site in order to send out spam emails, use your site as part of DDoS attacks on other bigger business, or just deface it.

Read more about our family of Secure and Protect products to keep your site updated, clean of malware and fast.

Secure and Protect is our security update service. You will receive the following benefits:

  1. Your site will block suspicious logins from attackers
    • This reduces the chance of your site being hacked with the malicious code added to your site or your content being changed.
    • Your site becomes a part of a network or secure WordPress sites and if any one of them is under attack, it tells all the other sites in the network to block that attack. The network is made up of millions of other WordPress sites so the protection is huge.
  2. Your site will speed up
    • Latest Plugins and a spring clean tune up will result in your website becoming faster
    • Faster websites engage your visitors for longer and rank higher in a Google search results.
  3. Updating WordPress and Plugins closes security holes
    • As hackers find ways into WordPress, WordPress block these holes and they release updates to the WordPress software. Old versions are easy to hack because these holes become well known. Updates to the latest WordPress will block these kinds of attacks.
  4. There is practically no website downtime during upgrades (downtime could be up to 1 minute) as the majority of these updates are done in the background.
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WordPress and Plugin Updates Includes

  1. Removal of any user named “admin”
    • “Admin” is the first username that a hacker tries! If they know the name they only have to guess the password
  2. Update admin passwords and force strong passwords for all admin users
    • An 8 character simple password can now be cracked
  3. Protecting website from different hacking attacks
  4. Update all plugins to the latest version
    • Hackers look for common plugins and find ways they can access the admin of the site through them. An update will block the ways they find.
  5. Update WordPress to the latest version
    • Same as plugins as security issues come to light WordPress fix them.
  6. Fix any plugin clashes*
    • When a plugin update stops your site from working, it can be quite challenging to find the issue and fix it.

*Not Covered

  1. We do not cover the update of a plugin that changes the way they work. Example OptimizePress 1.5 to 2 where the new version of the plugin works differently from the existing one. However, OptimizePress my upgrade just find from 1.5 to 2. We will flag these up to your team and we can jointly work on this kind of update

Upgrade Process and Frequency

  • If there is a security patch available for any part of the system, we will instantly update all websites within the Secure and Protect maintenance plan. We are subscribed to different security services and will be aware of any issue affecting our customers as soon as new information is available
  • Other non-critical upgrades will be applied as and when scheduled – from 6-12 times a year depending on the website functionality and complexity
    • some plugins and WordPress upgrades can actually break websites and it is not wise to update plugins all the time
    • we are very careful with upgrades and trying to minimise any website issues, so we do upgrades on our test platforms first and only then across customer websites
    • new versions of WordPress have different features and if upgraded too early, some of the plugins will not work with the newest WordPress so there is more chance to cause the damage with the rush for new upgrades, than any benefits

Server Security

Our servers security is very high and complies with Level 1 PCI (Which is banking certification for taking credit cards on websites). However, the server security can’t protect against out of date software, and very weak passwords.

Note: Unlike most hosting providers, we provide daily backups using the market leading R1 backup system as a part of your hosting and this is why we are able to recover your sites. This protects you against website damage that cannot be repaired.

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Your Website Will Be In One Of The Following Four States

State 1 – Infected and it shows

  • If your site is in this condition it means that a hacker has been able to find a weakness and has exploited this and infected your site
  • The only course of action is to have this infection removed
  • Your site will probably appear as this this when clicked on your search result in Google
  • There is a serious implication to having an infected site and if it isn’t repaired in a timely manner it will have to be taken down by the hosting company
  • The likelihood will be that the site has been infected because of outdated WordPress / plug ins so after being cleaned all elements of the site will need to be updated

State 2 – Infected but you don’t know it

  • If your site is in this condition it means that a hacker has been able to find a weakness and has exploited this and infected your site. The analogy here is that there is a parasite in your website. So on the surface it looks as if everything is OK but actually your site is responsible for spamming etc
  • The only course of action is to have this infection (parasite) removed / cleaned
  • Your site will probably appear as this
  • There is a serious implication to having an infected site and if it isnt repaired in a timely manner it will have to be taken down by the hosting company
  • The likelihood will be that the site has been infected because of outdated WordPress / plug ins so after being cleaned all elements of the site will need to be updated

State 3 – Your site is vulnerable

  • Your site is in this condition if the WordPress theme and plug ins have not recently been updated
  • Currently your site is safe but it could be compromised at any point. Once compromised you will need to get any virus removed
  • To ensure the site has maximum protection the site plug ins and theme should be updated monthly

State 4 – You have a brand new WordPress website

  • Minor WordPress Security upgrades will automatically be implemented
  • Once a major security upgrade takes place that wont be the case
  • The plug ins used on the  site are still independently updated
  • Having the site updated on a monthly basis wil provide the most cost effective approach to keeping the site clean and live

Identify What Stage / Status Is Your WordPress Website

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Your site status

Infected

Your site is infected with malware

Outdated (vulnerable)

Your site software hasn’t been updated and is vulnerable to attack

New Site or Updated Site

You want protection to ensure that your site does not become hacked or compromised

Package

Malware Removal  

WordPress  Update Instant

“A moment in time”

Update & Maintenance  Security

“Continuous”

What it does

Removes malware, cleans up damage, White list with Google, & gets the site back up and running. Updates website software and plugins to install all the latest security patches and protect the site from current infections

Your website and plugins will constantly be updated with the latest security fixes.

Your site will be continually monitored for attacks,and

In the unlikely event you are hacked, we will fix it for free*

Provided you are hosted with us on SFH

Frequency

1 off 1 off Continual security monitoring and update

Summary

Not recommended without upgrade or maintenance but it gets your site live Gets your site up to the most current specification A fully managed service to maintain your website and plug ins Guaranteed to keeps your site online

Malware removed from your site

Yes Shouldn’t become infected Shouldn’t become infected

WordPress updated

No Yes Yes

Plugins Updated

No Yes Yes

Plug ins continually updated

No No

Yes

(Note:  could be updated daily)

Backup

N/A N/A *Yes – (30 Day Rolling Backup)

Your site has maximum protection from future attacks

No No Yes

Payment

1 off 1 off Monthly or Yearly

Signing up for a 12 month contract has many benefits

  • Performance of website assured
  • Ultimately save money compared to if your site gets infected
  • Peace of mind you just need to keep on adding content to your site and use it as a business tool

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