Website Security Solutions That are Better Than Yours
In today’s world, enterprises have no choice but to consider website security a top priority.
There are numerous different ways in which websites and enterprises can be hacked and have information stolen. While it is nice to have a wide variety of options when it comes to website and enterprise security, it is also a burden at the same time.
There are so many options available today that choosing the one that suits your needs best takes an unfortunate amount of time - something that not all enterprises have. In addition to the security options that were pointed out in the July print issue of Website Magazine, here are four other viable options that will suite most enterprise’s needs.
According to AV-TEST, an independent IT-security institute, Bitdefender GravityZone is the best security platform for enterprises that are running Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Within GravityZone there are three services that protect enterprises: Security for Virtualized Environments, Security for Endpoints and Security for Mobile Devices. With all three services, enterprises are covered from the ground up from servers to desktops as well as mobile devices.
Incapsula is a cloud-based security service that protects users from malicious bots, blocks comments that it considers spam, as well as protects websites from SQL injection attempts. Enterprises will also receive protection from DDoS attacks. Perhaps most importantly, this platform protects against The Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP’s) Top 10 threats. Considering that Incapsula itself is open source, it is crucial that it protects against the OWASP’s Top 10. A side bonus of this platform is that it provides website traffic statistics to its users.
CyberArk offers a wide variety of protection measures. To start off with, enterprises using this platform will get access to something called a Digital Vault. Essentially, the Digital Vault is a server with added security which includes built-in authentication, encryption and disaster recovery in case the server crashes. Another convenient feature in CyberArk is the Master Policy through which enterprises are able to set individual account privileges for its employees.
This service works by logging all programs and plug-ins that are installed on a computer and checking them for unapplied security patches. A bonus of Secunia is that it alerts users to programs and plug-ins which have reached their “end-of-life” stage and are no longer supported by the vendor. These programs are dangerous because vendors no longer provide security patches for them, leaving them and their users more susceptible to attacks.