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  Additionally, outdated software is the number one way hackers gain access to your website.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as many as 20 software updates required each month so letting that go for just a few months can mean your site is very outdated and vulnerable to a hacking event.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.

Last month was an especially busy one at Manna Design Works as we responded to frantic requests from our NJ WordPress users to upgrade the new version (4.2.2).  It was a critical WordPress security release after hackers had their way with WordPress websites worldwide.  The good news is that because we are in tune with all things WordPress, we were able to act quickly – and prevent mayhem for many.

Modern-day website security is serious

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Manna works to protect your site from harmful viruses that are all too alive and well – and spreading rapidly at the hands of hackers.

At Manna, our web designers and developers are always on the lookout for new learnings.   Our job doesn’t end when your website launches.  Rather, it continues as we work to protect your site from harmful viruses that are all too alive and well – and spreading rapidly at the hands of hackers.  They want in and we want to keep them out.

According to the website security company, Sophos Labs, an average of 30,000 new websites are identified every day that are helping to spread malicious code.  What’s more, many of these sites are operated by individuals and small business owners who have no idea they’ve even been infected.  It’s our job to help make sure you don’t become one of them.  We’ve got your back — which is one of the things that makes Manna, well…Manna.

We don’t wait for disaster to strike.  Instead, we put our experts to work preventing it.  Training is constant as new viruses, fixes and preventative measures are being developed every day.  It’s complicated stuff, but it’s what we do – and we love it.

How we keep your WordPress site safe

As part of our ongoing commitment to WordPress website security, Manna’s top web developers just recently completed a 5-Part WordPress Security Summit.  It gave us an amazing, in-depth look at WordPress security and what we can do to keep the websites we create protected.  A highlight of the summit included a panel discussion with WordPress security and other industry experts.  It resulted in a lively Q&A – and lots of useful insight on how to prepare for and react all sorts of situations.

Keeping your website covered

We participate in this training so that you don’t have to.  It’s how our experts grow their smarts – and how we keep our customers covered.  Stay tuned for the launch of Manna’s three new WordPress security packages – coming soon.  If you’re in the market for a new website, or just want to upgrade what you’re already using, we can help.  Call or contact us today.