Maintain and Secure Your Web Presence with Quick Brown Fox

For the small and medium businesses that make up the bulk of our clients we have found it can be very easy for them to neglect their websites and let them go out of date. But did you know the security risks associated with with not keeping you web site up-to-date? To cite some recent examples, hackers used a hijacked WordPress website as a Command and Control Server during the 2016 American Presidential Election and organised crime are actively targeting WordPress websites.

Brute force attacks Jan 2017

Image Source: Wordfence

The number of brute force attacks that we see each month targeting WordPress is incredibly high and is on the increase. Last Month WordPress security plug-in Wordfence blocked an average of 25 million brute force attacks per day.

Given these facts, maintenance of your site should be a top priority for website owners, but owners do not always have the luxury of time or the in-house skills to maintain their sites. Also, what if an update breaks the site? Do you have a roll-back plan to restore your site?

Quick Brown Fox solves these issues by providing a website maintenance package.

Our maintenance package includes:

  • A complete backup of your website files and database before update.
  • Testing of updates on local test version of site before updating the live site.
  • The updating of WordPress core to latest version.
  • The updating of associated plug-ins to latest version.
  • Testing new versions of plugin-ins, and the replacing plug-ins incompatible with new version of WordPress.
  • Adding or updating of Wordfence security plug-in.
  • Wordfence configuration including scan memory and lock out settings.
  • Scanning site with Wordfence and addressing any issues raised by scan.
  • Reviewing any attack data and latest security recommendations.
  • Removing old user accounts and updating usernames, passwords.
  • WordPress “hardening” and updating file permissions.
  • Updating SEO issues raised by the Yoast SEO plug-in.
  • Checking Google Analytics and making any corrective action to SEO based on results.
  • Checking bandwidth and size of site on hosting and increasing if necessary*.
  • Making text and graphic amends to existing pages on the site.

If you are interested in talking to us about the security of your website, give Alan a ring on +353 1 676 8707 or email us at info@qbf.ie.

* The cost of the actual hosting is separate to the web maintenance fee.