Security First; SMBs Battle Back

Small businesses need to take security as seriously as enterprises of any other size. Without expertise in this regard however that can be quite difficult.

As hackers and malware continue to cause significant disruption across the 'Net, Godaddy has recently announced a new website security solution powered by Sucuri that enables SMBs to battle back. 

The new GoDaddy Website Security offering provides guaranteed malware removal and "hack" repair, daily scans and immediate alerts/notifications when things go sideways, blacklist monitoring and removal (for Google, McAfee, and Norton), Web application firewall (WAF) protection, a content delivery network (CDN) accelerator, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation - protecting SMBs from HTTPS flood attacks and and other issues that can bring down a website. . 

There are three different plans: the Express version offers 30-minute response times while the Essential product offers response times of 12 hours as does the Deluxe model. These products start at $6.99 per month up to $399.99 per year.

"I can't tell you how many times I've heard, 'why would a hacker target me? I'm just a small business,'" said Kevin Doerr, Senior Vice President of Security Products at GoDaddy.

"But hackers aren't what you see in the movies - they now build sophisticated tools that hunt for known vulnerabilities on any website. Instead of breaking into one car, this is like a group of robots checking a parking lot of cars for unlocked doors. Websites owned by small businesses are far from impervious to this, although they may not have the preventative resources available to larger companies. We believe enterprise-grade security should be available to everyone, and that's what we're bringing to our customers with GoDaddy Website Security."