Malware Scanning

Our proactive scanning checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections. It also compares your files with what is in the WordPress.org repository, checking their integrity and reporting any changes to you.

Powered by Wordfence one of the world's leading security software packages, our scanner checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, malicious redirects and code injections. We then compare your site files with what is in the WordPress.org repository, checking their integrity and reporting any changes to our security & support team. 

Software Updates

The WordPress engine is an amazing machine, and like all powerful machines, they need to be maintained to operate at their highest capacity.  Additionally, outdated software is the number one way hackers gain access to your website.  Our software update service ensures your core WordPress files, theme and plugins are all running the latest version.  This means security and performance patches are installed in a timely manner.  The average website can have as many as 20 software updates required each month so letting that go for just a few months can mean your site is very outdated and vulnerable to a hacking event.

The timeframe shows how often the software of your site will be updated.  

Health Reports

Based on the plan you select, you'll receive reports covering: Updates Performed, Website Uptime Statistics, Site Visitor Activity & Analytics, Site Security, and an Overview of SEO Placement.

The timeframe shown indicates how often a report will be sent.

Offsite Backups & Retention

A dedicated backup plan is a critical element in your overall website health and security.  By using offsite backups, hosted by Amazon's rock-solid S3 Services, we can ensure that when you need a copy of your site, you'll have it.  Whether it's to mitigate a security compromise, deal with legal discovery or to replace accidentally deleted site content, our offsite backups will get you the data you need.

The first entry (Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly) indicates how often the site is backed up.
The second indicates how long the backup copies are retained (2 Years, 1Year, 6 Months, 3 Months.

Malware Recovery

In the unfortunate event that your site is compromised, cleaning and restoring it can take several hours of work, costing at least $360.  As part of the Ultimate Defense plans, we include varying discounts and expedited turn-arounds on that service.  Our higher end plans even cover the entire cost with priority service.

In an effort to make the web safer for all users, as of July 2018, all HTTP websites will be marked as “not secure” by Google. For years the company has slowly encouraged developers to make the switch to secure HTTPS websites. Here’s what the switch means for your business.

According to a blog post by Chrome, their goal is to “move the web towards a secure HTTPS web by default.” The change will hopefully help users understand the Interweb better and the importance of Internet privacy and safety.

At the top of your web browser, Chrome used to display a neutral information icon. But that has now been changed to a notification to the left of the address bar, with the latest version of Chrome 68. Secure HTTPS-encrypted sites will be marked with a green lock icon and the word “Secure”.

 

Understanding The Difference Between HTTP Sites vs. Secure HTTPS Sites

HTTP, located at the front of a URL, stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This is the protocol for which your information is sent from your browser, back to the website you are currently on. The communication between your computer and the site is sent unencrypted in plain text. This means that someone can easily see the information you’re sharing by tapping into the connection.

The “S” at the end of HTTPS stands for secure, making it Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS websites use separate protocols called SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, and TLS, or Transport Layer Security, to communicate the information between your browser and the website. HTTPS websites user safe tunnels to transfer information back and forth. These connections are far more difficult for someone to hack into and steal your information.

How Will This Change To Secure HTTPS Sites Affect My Website?

Starting a few years ago, Google Search Engine down-ranks unencrypted websites, meaning your web page will display lower in search results if you do not have an HTTPS site. Google, in addition to other web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox, favor secure, encrypted HTTPS websites over HTTP sites.

Luckily, Google has made it easy for developers to set up and migrate existing sites to secure HTTPS. Developers like Market3 have been transitioning sites to HTTPS since this news broken and creating new websites as HTTPS. According to a blog post by Google, “Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected,” and “Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected.” It’s important to note 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default.

 

Recognizing A HTTP Site and A HTTPS Site By The Symbol

The word “Secure” with a green padlock next to the URL means the site is using an HTTPS. This means the information you are sharing is private and protected.

If you see “Info” or “Not Secure” with an info icon, it means the website is not using a private connection and someone could see your information.

If you see “Not Secure” or “Dangerous” with a red triangle, you should proceed with caution or avoid using the website completely. This site has been flagged as unsafe by Safe Browsing and will likely put your information at risk.