Vulnerability of modern websites
The maintenance and therefore the updates of a website nowadays play a major role.
Modern websites, blogs and online shops contain a huge amount of program codes and at least one SQL data base, also when having just a manageable amount of pages. Both invites hackers to search for weak points to bring in malicious codes.
In the worst case also your customers are affected when they get their computers infected by accessing your page, or the data of your customers itself can be stolen.
Distribution of viruses and blackmail trojan
Within the last months this happened often. Especially in Germany the current version tries to infect page visitors with a blackmail software that encrypts all data of the home computer systems. The data owners are asked to pay ransom to get the key to decrypt the data. Also big companies are not protected. For example, in February 2016 this happened to the Lukas hospital in Neuss or the City Council in Dettelbach as well as the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. All had been infected, the data got encrypted and they all had to pay ransom to get them decrypted again.
An other version is an infection with a virus that distributes Spam Mails, this unfortunately happened to one of our customers without maintenance contract. Until this problem had been solved and the system had been cleaned again, the webhoster shut down the domain. During this time, also the complete email exchange has been shut down.
Realtime installation of updates protects of dangers
Also the popular Joomla offered a possibility to spread the blackmail trojan "Tesla-Crypt", in case the offered security updates have not been installed promptly. In the middle of 2015 also a lot of Magento shop systems have been infected, with the possibilty of stolen credit card data from customers.
A system that is always up to date offers the best possible protection of this dangers. This means, it's necessary to install promptly all available updates, offered by the corresponding developer, Until the middle of 2015 such updates have been published 1 - 3 times a year. Meanwhile there are months with 2 - 3 updates.
Maintenance contracts for data backup and installation of updates
Since a long time we offer a maintenance contract for their pages to our website customers in Germany with Joomla systems. We guarantee you an immediate installation of updates as soon as we get the corresponding information from the developer team. To prevent eventual problems due to the update installation, we make a backup of the complete site.
This means, our customers can make sure their website is always up to date and there's always a current backup available.
Further details are determined in the contract in accordance with the customers needs and ones website.
So far, no one of our maintenance contract customers had any problems or a failure of the website or other internet services. We can offer you this service worldwide, as all maintenance works are carried out by using the internet platforms.
Ask us for your individual offer for the security of your website!