Hacking into websites has become the primary attack point for distributing malware, and small businesses are particularly at risk.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
6Scan, a leader in website security for small businesses, today announced an automatic website vulnerability repair and malware removal service for small businesses. The release builds on the company’s highly regarded vulnerability scan and fix product for websites using the WordPress Content Management System. The new service will support all websites that run on Apache servers.
“We are seeing almost non-stop attacks on the websites we protect,” states Yaron Tal, 6Scan co-founder and CTO. “On average, more than 7% of all requests we see to websites are active attempts to breach the website via security vulnerability.”
These attacks are extremely costly, particularly for those small businesses expanding their online presence and investing in web marketing and SEO. Along with potentially infecting site visitors and exposing proprietary data, a hacked website damages a company’s reputation and search engine rankings.
As Roger Thompson, Chief Emerging Threat Researcher at ICSA Labs wrote in a recent blog post, “New vulnerabilities and exploits happen all the time…In fact, the 2012 Verizon Data Breach Report highlights that the majority of the 855 data breaches analyzed were perpetrated against smaller firms. This is probably simply because they don’t have the staff to properly and systematically update packages.”
The new service continues 6Scan’s commitment to ease of use and effectiveness. The company’s Dual Scan technology performs free real-time scans for vulnerabilities and malware infections. The Auto-Fix function will then automatically repair problems, unlike other solutions requiring manual intervention or service engagements. 6Scan’s service creates a clean website that is hardened against further attacks. The 6Scan service is available in three tiers: Basic ($9.99/month), Professional ($29.99/month) and Enterprise ($49.99/month). For all websites, the scanning service is free. A complete feature list is available on the 6Scan website.
"Hacking into websites has become the primary attack point for distributing malware, and small businesses are particularly at risk,” explains 6Scan CEO Chris Weltzien. “The vast majority of website security solutions are costly and complex – they are not built for the small business. 6Scan is now the only company delivering a free scan as well as automatic fix services that are easy to use and priced for the market.”
6Scan is the world’s first website protection suite to offer automatic detection and fixing of security vulnerabilities. 6Scan’s technology combines both active and passive protection, providing levels of security previously unavailable to all but the most high-end (and high-budget) sites. The product is easy-to-use and designed for website owners with no technical or security knowledge, and its pricing is affordable even for small websites. For more information, please visit http://www.6Scan.com or email info(at)6scan(dot)com.