GoDaddy, SiteLock Add Security for WordPress Business Sites

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One of the pressing issues in the digital world is security. Whether you are a small business with an eCommerce website or an individual making payment for a service, the security threat landscape is very real and ever present.

A new partnership announced between GoDaddy and SiteLock looks to bring some peace of mind to small businesses and their customers with a security solution designed to protect WordPress websites.

The collaboration between both companies has been in the works since April 1, 2014. The result is an effective hosting service from GoDaddy for WordPress and a SiteLock security platform that can be accessed with just a click of a button on the user’s website.

According to SiteLock, it provides the only web security solution to offer complete cloud-based Web protection. Using its 360-degree monitoring platform, the company is able to protect businesses by finding and fixing threats, preventing future attacks, accelerating website performance and meeting PCI compliance standards.

The key features SiteLock provides include:

  • Managing the SiteLock Trust Seal settings from your WordPress dashboard so you don’t have to leave your website. At-a-glance view gives you scan results within the dashboard.
  • Updates that take place in real-time with minimal latency between when a threat is identified and the issue is resolved.
  • Scans pages on WordPress in draft mode so the website is secured.
  • Capability to identify specific vulnerabilities and take the necessary action to resolve them as fast as possible.

Tom Serani, Executive Vice President of Business Development for SiteLock said, “As the hosting space continues to evolve, we wanted to offer a strategic solution through a trusted small business advisor and partner like GoDaddy. We worked together to make it easy for customers to seamlessly integrate security into their sites.”

The SiteLock security solution is a proven platform used by more than 5,000,000 customers around the world. It can detect malware as soon as a website is attacked by identifying malicious content and removing them automatically.

The Web application firewall secures your website from different types of attacks, including human targeted attacks, prevent scrapers, block backdoor access and sort out bot traffic. It also provides distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which are responsible for crippling websites if the right protection is not put in place.

In addition to the protection, SiteLock improves SEO and reduces bandwidth and server use with its Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) so customers can have a fast and consistent user experience. The support is available 24/7/365, with specialized security engineers that can be reached via email, chat and phone. And if there is a security emergency, the company has SiteLock911, for emergency malware removal.

If you are a small business owner, having to worry about the security of your website is not something you want to add on to your plate. It requires experts that can deliver a reliable solution with as little management as possible.

By bringing SiteLock into a WordPress site with GoDaddy, you can now ensure it is protected and functioning at an optimal level to safeguard your business and the customers that visit your website.

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Michael Guta Michael Guta is the Assistant Editor at Small Business Trends and currently manages its East African editorial team. Michael brings with him many years of content experience in the digital ecosystem covering a wide range of industries. He holds a B.S. in Information Communication Technology, with an emphasis in Technology Management.

5 Reactions
  1. Hi @michael

    I’d encourage some due diligence on this statement: “According to SiteLock, it provides the only web security solution to offer complete cloud-based Web protection.”

    There are a variety of other organizations, one such organization is Sucuri – one of SiteLocks competitors and a dominating force in consumer based web security.


    • Exactly what I wanted to say.

      There are many more.

      Actually, SiteLock is behind other website security providers. SiteLock only scans and charges huge money for removing bots and mal-wares.

      If you look at other website security providers that is cloud-based like Incapsula, Sucuri, Cloudbric, Cloudflare and more, they provide provide Web Application Firewall to actually stop attacks. If you stop attacks at the first place, you won’t have to be charged for mal-ware removal.

      Once you get attacked, you lose trust, money and time, and more money to fix it. However, if you can prevent it at the first time, you are only spending money.

      Of course, this is possible only if you are willing to pay a bit more than SiteLock.

      However, if you have payment solutions in your website, I would suggest you guys to spend a bit more to get cloud-based WAF services.

  2. I haven’t really tried Sitelock yet. I don’t really know if it can offer something useful. I think that websites are just okay by itself. I may be saying this having not encountered some security issues in the past but I guess that it is a service that is quite attractive to people who are concerned about security.

  3. That’s some good news. WordPress is user friendly, so it’s good to know that it’s also secure.

  4. As mentioned in this blog Google among other search engines are rewarding as well as encouraging website owners to add the SSL layer by rewarding them with SEO ranking points. Talk about a win win for everyone from users to website owners. Thanks for this great blog. It was very informative!