Website Security & Maintenance PlanWe Remove The Stress out of Protecting, Maintaining, Backing Up and Securing Your Website.
PROTECT. OPTIMIZE. THRIVE.
We created our Website Security & Maintenance Plan to protect our clients’ sites from getting hacked.
While we succeed in this (and still to this day have a 100% success rate of no hacks once on the plan) we found out there was another need for our clients once a site went live…maintenance and optimization.
Once a website is live, it’s not only important to protect it from malware and hackers that can take your site down and destroy your Google rankings but it’s also important to keep the tools in the site up-to-date and to make sure the site as a whole is running quickly and efficiently.
Our monthly plan includes all that and more. Month-to-month, we work hard to protect, update, maintain, and back-up your website.
How We Help Our Clients
Our Website Security & Maintenance Plan covers 4 main areas
1) UPDATE & OPTIMIZE
We keep your site updated, maintained, cleaned and running smooth and fast.
- Newest versions of WordPress & themes
- Site cleared and optimized weekly
- Plugins monitored and updated
2) MONITOR & PROTECT
Your site is monitored and protected from spam, malware and other evil internet forces.
- Daily scanning attempted logins
- Hackers & spam denied
3) BACKUP & RESTORE
Your site is backed up weekly in multiple locations and can be restored at any time.
- Weekly website backups
- On & off-site backup locations
- Daily restore points
4) MONTHLY REPORTS
We send you a monthly report of website activities.
- Monthly report of page views, site traffic, organic searches, social media sessions.
- What’s been done to keep your site updated and secure.
*** AS A BONUS ***
We offer to take care of quick website content updates you might have (up to 1 hour) every month! You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your site is safe and that you have us in your corner for any quick updates or any issues you may have.
Rest Easy Knowing Your Site is Safe.
• Maintenance & Updates • Firewall Security • Website Backups • Reports
We offer a price break for multiple sites
• Annual Security Plan offered at $59 savings for $649
• Hosting + Security options available
*No Contract, No Initiation Fee, No Termination Fee*
Why WordPress Sites Get Hacked
It is not just WordPress. All websites on the internet are vulnerable to hacking attempts.
WordPress sites are a common target because WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder. It powers over 31% of all websites; that is hundreds of millions of websites across the globe.
Insecure Web Hosting
Not Updating Version of WordPress
Each new version of WordPress fixes bugs and security vulnerabilities. If you’re not updating WordPress, then you are intentionally leaving your site vulnerable. As of October 19, 2018 the most recent version of WordPress is 4.9.8.
Not Updating Plugins or Theme
Just like the core WordPress software, updating your theme and plugins is equally important. Using an outdated plugin or theme makes your site vulnerable.
Security flaws and bugs are often discovered in WordPress plugins and themes. Usually, theme and plugin authors are quick to fix them up. However, if a user does not update their theme or plugin, then there is nothing they can do about it.
Make sure you keep your WordPress theme and plugins up to date.
Using Weak Passwords
You need to make sure that you’re using a strong unique password to login to the backend of your website, to your hosting company, FTP accounts. And, although it makes it more difficult to remember, different passwords for your accounts is more imperative in today’s world than ever.
Hosting Security Holes
Worst Cybersecurity Hacks of 2018
Russian Grid Hacking
In 2017, security researchers found Russian hackers infiltrating and probing the United States power companies. There is evidence that the hackers have direct access to an American utility’s control systems.
Critical infrastructures Energy, Oil and Gas grids are at risk.
In March of 2018, the Department of Justice indicted nine Iranian hackers over an alleged spree of attacks on more than 300 universities in the United States and abroad. The DOJ says the hackers stole $3 billion in intellectual property.
Under Armour App
Hackers breached Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app in late February 2018, compromising usernames, email addresses, and passwords from the app’s roughly 150 million users. The company discovered the intrusion on March 25.
Google + Hacked
Google announced on Oct. 8 that it’s shutting down Google Plus. The decision came in response to Google uncovering a security vulnerability in March 2018 that potentially exposed the private information of up to 500,000 Google Plus users.
Critical infrastructure such as banks, Energy, Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Healthcare,
Malware & Scams to Watch
At the end of May 2018, officials warned about a Russian hacking campaign that impacts more than 500,000 routers worldwide. The attack spreads a type of malware, known as VPNFilter, which can be used to coordinate the infected devices to create a massive botnet. But it can also directly spy on and manipulate web activity on the compromised routers. These capabilities can be used for diverse purposes, from launching network manipulation or spam campaigns to stealing data and crafting targeted, localized attacks.
Password Stealing Malware
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said that North Korean hackers, code-name ‘Hidden Cobra’, have been using both Joanap, a remote access tool (RAT), and Brambul, a Server Message Blockworm, since at least 2009 to target companies working in the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors.
A sophisticated hacking group is sending phishing emails to people all over the world. The emails contain malicious links that will infect the victim’s gadget with trojan malware. Believed to be from China. If infected with this malware, the attackers are able to steal victims’ credentials by logging keystrokes from their device. It can also give attackers remote access to compromised gadgets.
What is Your Counter Attack for eMail Phishing Scams?
Here’s a few ways to counter attack these scum bag scam artists.
- Do not follow web links in unsolicited email messages.
- Set up two-factor authentication
- Use unique passwords for multiple sites
- Use strong anti-virus software on all devices
- Backup your critical files.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES HTWM WEBSITE SECURITY & MAINTENANCE PLAN WORK?
Once you’ve selected the plan that’s right for you, a message is sent to Maintenance Crew of Hit-the-Web Marketing.
Within 24 hours you will receive a welcoming call. At this time, we will ask for your website login so we can go in, set up the maintenance features we offer in the plan. Each month we automatically go in and perform maintenance for you.
You can set back, rest assured that your website is backed up, WordPress version is up-to-date, the firewall is keeping out hackers and viruses, and the plugins are updated and checked on to ensure they are functioning properly.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE Hit-the-Web Marketing WEBSITE SECURITY & MAINTENANCE PLAN?
This is a low-cost insurance that your website investment is protected.
ARE THERE ANY SET UP OR CANCELLATION FEES?
No. There are no setup costs. There are no cancellation fees. And the door is always open if you leave and decide to come back to the plan.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PASS ON YOUR PLAN?
If you decide to decline our maintenance plan, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Here are the top reasons I recommend you make sure your website is maintained:
- The site will not be optimized which leads to poor performance, slow loading times and a gradual loss of Google SEO rankings.
- The site’s tools, plugins, themes and WordPress itself will quickly go out of date which is the #1 leading cause of website hacks. It’s incredibly important to keep ALL your website tools and plugins up-to-date.
- You’ll have no backups or restore points so if the site gets hacked or breached, you could lose all your content, pages and Google ranking.
- You won’t get a monthly report overviewing your site traffic, page views, etc.
- Most importantly, you won’t have us as your trusted webmaster to assist you with quick updates, tweaks, website issues. Often you’ll have to try getting a hold of your hosting company for any assistance.
DOES MY MONTHLY UPDATE TIME ROLL OVER?
Sorry, no ghost rider. The retainer of hourly updates is just covered for that month.
WHAT IF MY SITE GETS HACKED WHILE ON THE PLAN?
If your site gets compromised while you’re on the plan – we’ll take care of cleaning the site and getting everything squared away with Google at no extra cost to you. But have no fear; to date – we’ve had ZERO hacks or breaches with any sites on our maintenance plan.
WHAT IF I HAVE UPDATES THAT REQUIRE MORE THAN 1 HOUR?
We’ll always try to get your updates done within 1 hour to save you some extra cost but if you have a decent amount of updates that will require more hours, we’ll give you an estimate of time and do that at our hourly rate.
WHAT IF I PASS ON THE PLAN AND MY SITE GETS HACKED?
We can take care of getting the site cleaned for an initial cleanup fee of $250 then we can immediately get your site on our monthly plan to make sure it remains clean and protected from hacks.
HOW FAST DO YOU GET TO THE MONTHLY UPDATES?
We’re pretty darn quick around these parts. We try to get to updates within 24-48hrs. As a monthly client, you always get top priority compared to clients who aren’t on the plan.