Understanding Website Software Vulnerabilities
You can never guarantee that your website is impenetrable. Without active layers of defense, your website will eventually suffer from a piece of code that has holes in it. From themes and plugins, to SSL and Apache, it isn't enough to simply respond to alerts and updates. Undisclosed flaws and weak points in your website allow bad guys to deliver malware and spam, affecting your visitors and your reputation.
Three Main Software Vulnerabilities
Block attacks from happening in the first place so you don't have to worry about any of these common vulnerabilities.
When a critical security flaw is newly discovered, it is known as a Zero Day. The moment that it is disclosed to the public, cybercriminals get busy pummelling the internet in search of potential victims. Even if the software developer quickly releases a patch for the flaw, the time it takes to update can often be too late. Drupalgeddon only took 7 hours to infect a million websites. The Sucuri Website Firewall will protect your website around the clock and let your system administrator get a good night's sleep.
Outdated CMS, Plugins, and Themes
Your website is made up of the themes, plugins, core, and custom files that live on your server. If a patch is released but you cannot update, then your website becomes an easy target. Even if you can update, it can be difficult to react swiftly. Developers also abandon projects and stop updating with security fixes, leaving your website vulnerable to exploit. With virtual patching you can buy yourself some time in the update process.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
Attackers look for any way to take advantage of website security weaknesses in the code that you rely on. With a rise of critical technology, malware authors have more incentive to exploit the fundamental pieces of code that are beyond your control. The entire foundational stack that your website rests on includes server software like Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL (LAMP) as well as ASP, Nginx, cPanel, Plesk and more. These get hacked too. Unless defenses can react to a new vulnerability quickly, your website could be leaking data or could be used for malicious purposes.
Solution for eCommerce
Criminals will attempt to exploit your website and take advantage of sensitive customer information. Your online business is crucial, and getting hacked is not an option. From infections that intercept payment processes, to getting blacklisted and losing loyal customers, no eCommerce website can afford the time and stress of dealing with the aftermath of an intrusion. The Sucuri Website Firewall has Professional and Business plans available that support your SSL certificate. A Website Application Firewall is one of the main requirements to becoming PCI compliant, and not without good reason.