Web site security should be the top priority for anyone planning to put a Web site online. This is important not only for those doing business online but also for people who do not want to have all their hard work crashed by a single attack.
Security software products may represent a sizeable portion of the starting expenses, but when all the security threats out there and cost of repairing a site damaged or destroyed in an attack, the peace of mind is worth the price.
Here are some simple explanations of the various types of Web site security software and what they do:
There are software products that can monitor all of the visitors to a Web site. They record the visitor’s the pages the visitor accessed, the IP address, the Web sites that referred them and the amount of time they stayed at the site. This information helps in the tracking of unwanted visitors or malicious bots, making it easier to ban them from accessing the site. Despite the difficulties of this work, it is necessary to be thorough. It will aid the site in the long run.
Another software product used by Web site owners, particularly those who ask for user registrations, is something that controls automated registrations by using a computer generated image that is easily read by a human but not by a computer. This helps control a Web site by limiting the number of automated boots that have access to it. It can also discourage individuals from creating different accounts just to take advantage of a site’s free offers.
There are also software products that help in protecting images and source codes from online theft. This product is dedicated for those who have paid for a Web site’s layout and design and do not want to see them copied and used by other sites. It is also an important tool for Web sites that sell online images (such as e-cards, logos, and banners) or templates. It also stops thieves from stealing content, obtaining a copyright on it, and then suing the actual original owner for online theft.
Another software product that could be used is one that monitors all of the protocols of a Web site. This includes (but is not limited to) SMTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, and TCP. These protocols eliminate the access to a Web site. The job of this software is to monitor these access points, give reports when needed, and alert the owner if there is a problem such as a detection of illegal entry. This is invaluable because most hackers utilize these protocols when illegally accessing a system. With this kind of product, those protocols are tightly regulated to reduce the chance of anyone abusing them.
Perhaps better known are the products that help in detecting and removing viruses, ad-ware, worms, spy-ware, and other malicious programs. They help secure a system from being illegally accessed, having harmful software illegally installed, and online information theft.
These are just a few examples of software that can be bought to improve Web site security. They can help a Web site work perfectly and lower maintenance costs. It is absolutely critical, however, to be sure to update when newer versions of the software comes up and to keep appraised of new security risks as they come up.
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