Creating a more secure website

 When it comes to website development you need to know you can trust your web developer.

Afterall, in many cases for those that rely on their website for their business revenue, such as online business, there are two factors that every website should include, and that is good search engine optimisation to ensure the site ranks well, and good security.

But the sad fact is that many web developers deliver neither of these. And while there are endless SEO experts willing to help you to rank well, there are not many developers that go to the trouble of building in good security.

The statistics show that approximately 1 in 35 websites will be compromised at some point in their lifespan, and if your website is your livelihood, or holds personal information about your clients, this is a concern.

The more alarming fact is that out of those 1 in 35 sites, over 75% of them have been accessed due to a weak password….a simple error that could have easily been prevented.

And if they only get in and steal client details then you are actually lucky! Many websites end up with malicious code embedded in the directory folder, destroying the website, which can be a very costly repair, not to mention the downtime.

But there are ways this can be avoided, and without having to remember a password harder than the name of a polish town!

In fact, you can now quite easily protect your website without the need for a password at all, and it’s probably safer than your VISA Debit card.

As a web developer, it is our task to ensure our client’s websites are as secure as they can be.

Three ways to create a more secure website should include:

  1. An automatic backup system so that your website backs itself up regularly and saves the last two backups either on the server or into a Dropbox account off the server.
  2.  Install a ‘fence’ that automatically blocks attacks by those trying to enter your website with incorrect details or from select countries or IP addresses.
  3.  Forget the super strong password, and add a 2 factor verification system. In fact, we recommend adding a three step multi-factor verification system that does away with a password altogether, and relies on you scanning the login of your website with an App on your smartphone, ensuring only those that have been previously approved can access your site, and only by scanning the login access, as shown.

This is a standard option we offer all our clients at Smartfish, along with the backup and malicious blocker, and at no extra cost.

After all, you don’t pay extra for locks when you lease a car or office building, so you shouldn’t be paying for security on your online business.

So when you are next considering a new website, think about the factors, in fact, think of the two factor option that could protect your website and save you a lot in the long term.

For details and a free demonstration of our 2 factor and multi-factor website security, contact Smartfish.

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