Delivering automated website database monitoring and remediation, the latest version of SiteLock SMART Database (SMART/DB) extends monitoring and scanning support across WordPress, Joomla! and any other web application that uses a MySQL database – providing “the highest level of protection” for customer data.

It would provide small and medium-sized businesses globally the option to automatically protect their WordPress or Joomla! website databases from various types of malware that could steal customer data. 

A database controls, writes, and processes all dynamic data that is collected and stored on a website including form completions, online purchases, and various types of content. While a database is a powerful piece of a website’s infrastructure, according to SiteLock data, 30% of malware cleaned was located within a website’s database. These types of attacks can threaten customer data, potentially impacting a small business’ reputation, or worse, its ability to stay afloat.

“Given that most small businesses do not have the budgets or resources to constantly monitor every aspect of their websites, including their databases, they are at an even greater risk of potential compromise,” said Neill Feather, Chief Innovation Officer at SiteLock. “If left undetected, a compromised website database can have a devastating impact on a small business – exposing customer data and potentially impacting its bottom line. Should anything malicious occur in the database, the entire online history of a small business, such as posts, comments, and customer records – may be lost forever. SiteLock is the first security provider to solve this problem by delivering automated database monitoring and remediation that is affordable and accessible to any small business.”

Founded in 2008, SiteLock protects more than 12 million organizations worldwide. Specializing in cybersecurity solutions for small and medium-sized organizations, SiteLock’s cloud-based cybersecurity technologies and expertise would give organizations of any size access to the same security capabilities the biggest companies use to protect their data – ensuring secured communications and defending their websites.

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