The 4 Best Website Security Tools To Protect You From Hackers
Let’s face it. There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there that are actively trying to infiltrate your website and steal your customer’s credit card and personal information, and if you get hacked there’s a 60% chance of you going out of business.
Fortunately, there are 4 Website Security strategies that you can implement to significantly lower your risks of being hacked while simultaneously protecting your business from financial loss.
Website Security Strategy #1:
External PCI Scanning
External PCI Scanning is a scanning service that ethically tries to hack into your website in an effort to discover any of over 75,000 known vulnerabilities. Once any vulnerabilities are found, instructions are provided on how to fix them, ultimately closing any doors that may be unknowingly open to hackers.
While PCI Scanning is a very effective tool to help thwart hackers, it is also required by your bank or merchant provider in order to accept credit cards.
Website Security Strategy #2:
Internal Heuristic Malware Scanning
The second Website Security strategy is to scan your files for malware. This is done by using heuristics, or artificial intelligence, to look for suspicious or malicious patterns across millions of data points on the internet.
If a suspicious file suddenly shows up in one of your files, Malware Scanning can quickly detect it, so you can investigate it and remove it before it can cause any serious problems or issues.
Website Security Strategy #3:
Everyone knows how important SSL certificates are for online merchants, but the problem with SSL in general is that they often expire before you can renew them, putting your customers at risk. Then, you have to go buy a new SSL certificate, generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request), download your Intermediate Certificates, which include your Primary Certificate and your Encryption Key, upload the certificates to your servier, install the new certificates, restart your server, and then test your website to make sure that everything works properly. What a pain!
Fortunately, you there’s a new, better way to manage your SSL with Auto-Renewing SSL Certificates. With Auto-Renewing SSL, they are only installed once, and then the encryption keys are automatically renewed and updated every 60 days, which makes your SSL up to 12 times safer than old encryption keys that sat on your server for 1 to 2 years.
Website Security Strategy #4:
In today’s world, insurance isn’t just something nice to have, it’s a necessity, because it provides a safety net for the worst case scenarios that constantly surround businesses. One of the best types of insurance you can buy - especially if you own a website, is Cyber Insurance.
Cyber Insurance is so important because it protects you, if for some reason, all of the other three website security measures fail, and a hacker somehow gets through.
Surprisingly, most business owners think they’re not large enough to attract attention, but in reality nearly 2/3rds of all hacking attempts target small to medium sized businesses. By having Cyber Insurance in place, you are able to offset most if not all of the expenses, fines, fees and other costs associated with a breach, so you can continue to run your business with minimal impact.
Where can I find these 4 Website Security Tools?
While there are different companies that offer each of these 4 tools separately, Trust Guard Total Website Protection is unique, because it's the only website security solution that fully protects both your website and your business using all 4 Layers of Protection:
1. Trust Guard scans your website
for over 75,000 known vulnerabilities.
Once you pass your scan you’ll receive
a PCI Scan Report
2. Fill out a Self-Assessment
Questionnaire (SAQ) in your
Trust Guard Control Panel
using our online wizard.
3. Simply forward your PCI Scan
Report and your SAQ form to your
merchant bank, and your site
is PCI Compliant!
You win with Trust Guard® Total Website Protection
When you choose Trust Guard, not only do you get PCI, Malware, SSL, and your own Cyber Insurance Policy, you can also add the Trust Guard 'SECURED' Seal to your website, which gives your customers peace of mind and to helps to increase your sales.
Enjoy Multiple Layers of Protection with PCI, Malware and SSL.
Protect your website and your business with $100,000 in Cyber Insurance and $100,000 in Breach Response Insurance.
Place the Trust Guard 'SECURED' seal on your website and Shopping Cart for additional sales!