What is SiteLock and how does it work?

What is SiteLock and how does it work?

13-11-2017 14:11:03

What is SiteLock?

This is an extremely effective tool in the fight against malware. It scans the web for malware every day, and if it detects it immediately removes it before it causes serious problems. SiteLock gives you full visibility of changes that take place on the page - informs you of any modifications to the file.

How does SiteLock work?

When you scan a site, SiteLock searches for all types of malicious scripts, signatures, links, bugs, protects your site against threats such as viruses, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, blacklists, and other threats. Scanning takes place daily, among others. Based on the comparison of the original site code with its subsequent versions, this takes place directly on SiteLock servers, so that the service does not affect the performance and speed of the page.

What problems does the website detect?

SiteLock includes:

  1. Customer Data Protection - To protect this type of data, SiteLock performs two-way scanning to ensure that current and future Customer data is adequately protected against possible theft.
  2. Network Security - SiteLock checks your network security by ensuring there are no threats that would allow hackers to break into the server.
  3. File monitoring - the service controls whether or not the site contains malicious files that can be downloaded by Internet users.
  4. Monitoring files directly in the FTP account - activation of this scanner causes the system to check the files on the account every day for threats. It is also possible to activate an option that automatically removes malicious code from the page.
  5. Application Monitoring - SiteLock also scans external third-party applications (such as Wordpress, Joomla, etc.) for security and up-to-date software.
  6. Malware and blacklist monitoring - The service browses the blacklists of malware and Google to make sure that the monitored site is not blocked by search engines.
  7. Reputation Monitoring - The system informs Internet users of a site with good reputation and credibility by using the Stamp of Trust.
  8. Spam Monitoring - SiteLock checks your domain, email address and mail servers for non-spam messages.
  9. Certificate SSL Verification - Ensures that the certificate used on the page is valid and that clients do not see the error message. Overcoming this information has a negative impact on the conversion, which SiteLock prevents.
  10. Verification of the company, domain owner, email address and phone - The system confirms the credibility of the site owner (providing a certificate that can be viewed by Internet users), ensures that the site is actually owned by the person who is the owner or email address. to the owner of the monitored service, and whether the given phone is genuine.

I have an SSL certificate. Why do I need SiteLock?

The SSL certificate ensures data security, but it does not protect your site from malware or hackers. Therefore, in addition to the certificate to fully protect the site, it is necessary to have SiteLock, which scans every page to detect vulnerabilities in it and protect it from threats such as viruses, XSS attacks, or SQL injection, etc.
SSL + SiteLock is a combination that provides comprehensive protection for your site, customers, and data.

How often does SiteLock scan my website?

The service works consistently with at least one scan per day. For packages with additional options, such as vulnerability scanning, application scanning, and automatic threat removal, you can decide how often SiteLock should scan your site. It is recommended to use regular scanning, as the tools mentioned above carry out a deep scan, which involves scanning the site for vulnerabilities that hackers may use.

How does SiteLock report the problem?

When a system detects a problem, it informs the site owner by e-mail. In addition, the relevant entries appear in the SiteLock panel. Not only does the report contain all the information about the detected problem, but also suggestions on how to remove it.

Does SiteLock affect the performance of your site?

No. Scanners do not affect the performance of your site, as a result of the site being thoroughly scanned by SiteLock, once you have fully verified your site.

Can I buy a SiteLock domain without being owner?

Yes, you can buy the SiteLock domain for any domain, even for one that you do not own. Of course you will not have the opportunity at the moment


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