Tag: content delivery network

SiteLock WAF Video

Check out our New WAF Video!

As a website owner, one of your main goals is to increase website traffic. Ultimately, the more traffic you have, the more revenue your business generates…right? Well, not necessarily. And we can explain why.

Bots represent over 60 percent of all website traffic, meaning there are potentially more Internet bots than humans frequenting your site. There are essentially two types of bots, “good” and “bad.” Good bots carry out jobs like search engine crawling. Bad bots represent 35 percent of all bot traffic and perform malicious tasks, like DDoS attacks. Not to mention that the more web traffic visiting and requesting information from your site, the slower it renders.

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SiteLock Whitepaper

Protecting the Enterprise against Third-Party Code

“Websites are the one IT asset you want to be publicly available. You want the customer to engage and interact. But you still need it to be safe.” – Neill Feather, President at SiteLock

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to raising awareness around the importance of cybersecurity. At SiteLock, we strive to make the Internet a safer place by protecting websites and educating users about cybersecurity risks and solutions.

As part of our commitment to cybersecurity, SiteLock has developed a report in conjunction with Crowd Favorite to distinguish key website features that increase the likelihood of a website compromise. The report also includes five basic security steps all organizations should take to protect themselves from exposure and mitigate cyber risks. This blog provides a recap of the report. You can also download the full report here.

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SiteLock cloud-based security solutions

Getting to Know SiteLock

You know that awkward moment when you’re screen sharing with your boss and a Viagra ad appears on your screen? It’s difficult to rebound from an embarrassing moment like that, even when you did nothing to prompt it. These “pharma” hacks happen all the time, and it is just one example of what can happen when a site falls victim to cyberattacks. Luckily, the team at SiteLock is here to help you avoid these rather uncomfortable situations.

SiteLock offers comprehensive, cloud-based website security solutions to businesses of all sizes. We protect websites from a multitude of attacks and threats, pharma hacks being just one example. Check out our video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how some of our products work.

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This Week in Exploits: Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

CDNs are great for WordPress sites because much of the post content is static and can easily be cached and served by a CDN. With visitors receiving cached content from the closest CDN data center, origin server load decreases, allowing sites to load faster for site visitors. At the same time, serving a site from multiple data centers makes the origin server more robust. A fortuitous spike in traffic won’t take a site down as the data centers handle the increased load.

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How to Lose a Customer in Four Seconds

Remember the days when you could stop to make your morning coffee while waiting for a website to load? How about the times you wondered if your Internet was down because a picture took more than a few minutes to render? In the time it’s taken you to read this beautifully crafted intro, some websites will have lost precious traffic because their load time was over four seconds. Customers will wait — at most — 15 seconds, then leave your site and never come back. This may not seem like a big deal, but it has fiscal impacts on businesses of all sizes. Research by Kissmetrics revealed that even one second page delay could potentially cost businesses $2.5 million in sales every year.

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Why DDoS Protection Is No Longer Optional

If businesses are to survive the growing threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, then DDoS protection must evolve quickly and respond even faster. Hackers have no shortage of options when it comes to launching DDoS attacks. In early October Akamai warned that hackers are now targeting Universal Plug and Play devices, or UPnP, to launch their attacks. The firm estimated that there were more than 4 million UPnP devices, from home routers to web cams, that were vulnerable to being conscripted by hackers to launch devastating DDoS attacks.

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Shellshock Exploit Exposes Millions of Servers to Hackers

Remember Heartbleed, that age-old bug that only surfaced last year and left more than half of all internet servers around the world exposed? Looks like we might have yet another Heartbleed on our hands. This one has been codenamed Shellshock and experts are already saying that it could impact millions of Unix systems that operate on Linux or Mac IOS. And may even threaten consumer devices including home routers.

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(Website) Speed is Good, But is It Secure?

We all want faster websites, no matter which side of the site we’re sitting on. Surfers want faster page loading times because they’re usually impatient and will quickly lose interest if the page appears to take more than a millisecond to load. And as a business owner, you should be concerned with speed too. You don’t want to lose valuable customers just because your website appears to be tranquilized.

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The Hidden Dangers In Website Images

Image is important in business, because so much of your business is about your image. Same thing goes for your website. The images you use to support the content on your website, including your social media, have to be chosen carefully.

You need to choose images that support the content you’re publishing and the message you’re promoting. You need to choose images that are appropriate for your audiences because you don’t want to offend anyone. And of course you need to choose images that you have permission to use. Using unlicensed images can cost you thousands of dollars in fines, even if they were put on your website years ago by a third-party web designer.

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Web Application Firewall and Content Delivery Network – A Double Whammy for Hackers

double_whammyDoes your website have a bouncer, and if not, why not? Think about it. Websites are being probed by hackers millions of times every day, using sophisticated and automated hacking tools looking for any vulnerabilities they can exploit. It’s like having a store on Main Street that’s swarmed with visitors every single day, only you can’t tell which customers are going to pay you and which ones are going to shoplift.

A web application firewall, or WAF, is like a bouncer for your website. It stands between you and the street and determines based on a variety of criteria who gets in and who’s kicked out. It acts like a kind of filter to make sure the visitors to your online store don’t mean you any harm.

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