When LA’s DA says that, “73% of our local businesses appear to have been hacked,” it begins to illustrate the importance website protection will play in the future of business, which is why we’ve placed so much emphasis on website protection on this blog over the last few months.
Protection is no longer a, “nice to have,” and has crossed into the realm of necessity. Website owners know about website hacks and DDoS attacks and malware injections, but they often don’t know how to stop them from happening and until a hack hurts their own business, it’s very easy to believe that these hacks will happen to other people and other businesses. That’s why we’ve written so much about our Website Firewall – CloudProxy lately. Truly, we want to help keep your website safe.
CloudProxy – Website Firewall Redefined
The Website Firewall was designed to give website owners peace of mind with a simple objective in mind; to keep your website safe by stopping the attacks from happening.
The logic behind the firewall is simple. It filters through all incoming website traffic and intelligently identifies good and bad traffic. All good traffic is allowed to hit your website and all bad traffic is blocked, which protects your website. In the end, the process looks a lot like this.
The last major update to CloudProxy occurred in February, and back then, our update focused on a few key structural points:
- CDN Support (i.e., MaxCDN, CloudFlare, etc..)
- Reporting (i.e., Visualization)
- Point of Presence Expansion (i.e., More servers world wide)
- Back-end Rewrite (i.e., Code Refactoring)
In this update, we’ve focused more on the user experience, while still making some functional updates. Over the rest of the post, we’ll go over:
- Real-Time Monitoring
- An Improved Onboarding Process
- Country Blocks
- Enhanced Denial of Service (DOS) Protection