Friday, April 6, 2012

What Website Security Means to Your Online Success

Website security is extremely important when it comes to your online success. It is vital for protecting your customer data and confidential information from being stolen. If you don’t give careful consideration to your website security, your visitors could become infected with malware, which could result in your website being blacklisted by the leading search engines.

If your website is hacked or spreads malware, chances are that you will be placed on the Google Blacklist. This is a security method that Google takes in order to protect your website’s visitors. Your website will no longer appear within the search results and if any of your users try to access the website directly, they will see the below warning message, which lets the user know that your website spreads malware.

Malware Warning
Being blacklisted by search engines won’t only affect your search engine optimisation ranking, but will more than likely impact on the amount of traffic you receive. It can sometimes take months before your website is removed from Google blacklist, which is damaging for your online presence.

To avoid such an unpleasant situation you need a website monitor such as that detects security vulnerabilities, malware or under the hood hacker activity that could be present on your website. WebsiteDefender is an online website security service, which requires no maintenance or learning curve. It offers you an easy to understand and easy to use web dashboard, with clear instructions on how to fix discovered issues.
Upon a scan WebsiteDefender will:
  • Notify you if your website’s files have been changed since the last scan. File changes might point to hacker activity. You will be able to see these changes and compare them with the old version. 
  • Scan your entire website for malware or malware links. Learn more about what malware means and how it can affect your website security.
  • Notify you about any threats that target your website or blog.
  • Check if your site is blacklisted by any internet search engine, such as Google.
  • Continuously look for new security weaknesses on your site.

Furthermore, WebsiteDefender developed special security checks for WordPress such as:
  • Checks if installed plugins and themes have vulnerabilities.
  • Checks if the WordPress database is protected.
  • Checks if your WordPress installation is secure.
  • Alerts you if a new administrator account has been created or if the account credentials have beenchanged etc.

Make sure your website is not exposed to malware or hacker activity. Sign up for a free WebsiteDefender account and start securing your online presence today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Manage Your Mobile Devices

Managing Mobile Devices
A lot of people play games on their smartphones and tablets during working hours. In fact, a recent study showed that, on average, a typical iPhone user spends an hour a week playing games. Doesn't sound a lot until you realize that if you add it all up, it means that 57 million working hours are lost a year! In money terms, that's about 800 million pounds. Now add on all the time people spend checking their Facebook accounts.

So there is obviously a need to manage mobile phones to cut back on these extraordinary figures. 3CX Mobile Device Manager is one way to make managing smartphones easy. With a 3CX MDM account, you can connect your company devices which then allows you to see what apps are installed on each one.

You can send apps - say a new company app - to any number of devices simultaneously from your dashboard, which saves all the time wasting and hassle of having to get each employee to install it. What about all those hours wasted on Facebook and games? Well, you can remotely remove any app you haven't approved. No games installed on company phones means no hours wasted playing games.

It's such a simple yet effective way to manage mobile phones in your business. For more information, visit