All WordPress sites combined are targeted by over 90,978 attacks every minute (source: Wordfence)!
Malicious bots and cyber thieves heavily target WordPress sites. Why? WordPress is popular. It powers over 28% of the Web, making it a giant target.
The web security company Sucuri says,
In most instances, the compromises analyzed had little, if anything, to do with the core of the CMS application itself, but more with improper deployment, configuration, and overall maintenance by the webmasters.
In other words, how secure your site is depends on proper setup and regular maintenance, more so than whether it uses WordPress.
Hackers can target any public website. That includes your WordPress site!
For these reasons, we put a lot of work into proactive security. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! We increase your site’s security (harden it), add brute force protection to make it harder to hack, and scan for malware daily.
You might be thinking, “Doesn’t my host keep my site secure?” The answer is yes, to some degree. Web hosts will handle some amount of security, but it varies greatly. Some WordPress managed hosts, like Flywheel and WP Engine, have strong security measures in place. By contrast, budget shared hosts typically offer scant security.
We’ve seen businesses decline security services because they dismiss the value of security. It’s sad, but no surprise, when they’ve returned a few months later, after their sites were hacked.
The amount of money they had to pay to fix their websites and increase their security was hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars more than an annual WordPress maintenance plan. That maintenance would have likely prevented the hacking, not to mention the other benefits of maintenance.
Imagine that it’s your site that gets hacked next. It’s down for a week. How much business would you lose?
Don’t think about only the lost leads and sales; think about the damage to your business’ reputation. What will your clients and prospects think?
With Security Monitoring, we will secure your website, reduce the risk of hacking, and monitor for security issues. Don’t let your website become another statistic! Get security-aware eyes on your site as part of your WordPress Maintenance Plan.
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