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Drivers.biz knows a thing or two about security concerns! Some years ago, another web site of ours was attacked,  and the resulting headaches were not pleasant. Read on below to use some tips on what to look for in securing your own work.

First steps

Web site security should be a major priority for anyone planning to set up a Web site online. This is vital not only for those doing business online but also for people who do not want to have their work destroyed by a single attack.

Security software products may represent a sizeable portion of the starting expenses, but when you consider all the security risks out there and the cost of repairing a site damaged or destroyed, 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 can help you with:

There are software products that can monitor  all of the visitors to a Web site. They record  the pages the visitor accessed, the visitor’s IP address, the Web sites that referred them and the amount of time they were at the site. This information assists in the tracking of unwanted visitors or malicious bots, making it easier to block them from accessing the site. Despite the difficulties of this job, it is necessary to be thorough. It will assist the site in the long run.

There are also software products that aid in safeguarding images and source codes from online theft. This product is intended 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 used by Web site owners, particularly those who ask for user registrations, is something that prevents automated registrations by using a computer generated image that is readily  read by a human but  not by a computer. This helps control a Web site by limiting the number of automated bots that have access to it. It can also discourage people from creating different accounts just to take advantage of a site’s free offers.

More security

Perhaps better known are the products that help in detecting and removing worms, ad-ware, viruses, spy-ware,  and other malicious programs. They help protect a system from being illegally accessed, having harmful software installed, and online data theft.

Finally, a 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 regulate the access to a Web site. The job of this software is to record 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 really useful because most hackers utilize these protocols when illegally hacking a system. With this kind of product, those protocols are strongly controlled to reduce the chance of anyone abusing them.

These are just a few examples of software that can improve Web site protection. They can help a Web site run more smoothly and lower maintenance costs. It is important to ensure to update when newer versions of the software are released and to keep apprised of new security threats as they arise.

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