Do you know how many threats your website faces on a daily basis? Here’s a quick look at a Cloudbric report to give you an idea of what some websites face in a month:
That’s more than a thousand malicious web attacks in a single month, with almost 500 hackers involved (plus malicious software and so on). All of these threats were held back by Cloudbric’s all-inclusive website security, which is why Starbright offers this service to our website hosting clients. While it is still possible for threats to breach this protection, having this protection will make sure that your site is as secure as possible with the following:
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Cloudbric’s web application firewall, or WAF, acts as an intelligent and accurate barrier that protects your website from a number of threats. Cloudbric is able to accurately analyse various patterns to detect and block threats that have been designed to fool firewalls. Also, whereas many firewalls generate false positives which block legitimate traffic, Cloudbric’s analysis is revolutionary in its accuracy, providing one of the lowest false positive rates and allowing optimal legitimate traffic onto your site.
Have you ever experienced slow internet usage because of too many people using the bandwidth? Now, a DDoS (denial of service) attack works in a very similar way, except it uses multiple zombie/botnet devices to target your website at the same time and exhaust its resources. In this way hackers can effectively shut down your website, preventing legitimate traffic from being able to access your site at all.
Cloudbric has been designed to detect such attacks and negate their negative effects, effectively keeping them from even touching your site. To give you a clearer picture of just how effective Cloudbric is, it has been proven to withstand layer 3, 4 and even 7 DDoS attacks to date.
SSL and PCI Certified
The protection of your users’ personal and sensitive information is of utmost importance. Beyond the potential legal ramifications, most users will not interact (buying or signing up, for instance) with a website that is not secure.
SSL (secure socket layer) protection encrypts the data being communicated between your web server and the user so that it cannot be accessed by unauthorised users or programmes.
PCI (payment card industry) certification means that Cloudbric complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which applies to any website/business which accepts online card payments. So, if you have this functionality on your website you need this compliance in order to provide both yourself and your users with the assurance that their transactions are safe (which is great for business, especially with people becoming more wary of online threats).
Detailed Monthly Reports
The report at the top of this article is just a portion of the monthly reports you will receive as a Cloudbric user. Also included in these reports are everything from a summary of all blocked attacks (with an explanation of your most prominent threat) to attack purposes and even the countries of origin of the attacks. You’ll be able to see exactly what threats you are facing, as well as the knowledge that you have made it safely through it all with the help of Cloudbric and Starbright Solutions.
Equipping your website with this level of protection is as easy as contacting us at Starbright. Our website developers will be able to implement your Cloudbric protection once you’ve signed up, and should you need any further web development services it’ll be that much easier to check in with us to see how we can help.