GoDaddy and SiteLock Partner to Add Security to Small Business WordPress Sites

It seems like very week there are new reports of secu­ri­ty attacks on Word­Press sites, and accord­ing to recent reports the num­bers are just get­ting high­er. GoDad­dy, the high­ly pop­u­lar domain reg­is­trar and web host­ing com­pa­ny, has decid­ed to add extra secu­ri­ty to Word­Press sites owned by small busi­ness own­ers. The com­pa­ny has part­nered with Site­Lock, a web­site secu­ri­ty provider, to reduce secu­ri­ty vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and attacks.

The two com­pa­nies which have been work­ing togeth­er since April 2014, have announced a new plu­g­in keep­ing web devel­op­ers and design­ers in mind. With just one click, busi­ness­es will be able to access and under­stand their web­site secu­ri­ty sit­u­a­tion. With­out hav­ing to leave your web­site, the plu­g­in gives you an at-a-glance view of secu­ri­ty scan results with­in the Word­Press dash­board.

“This brought their secu­ri­ty infor­ma­tion to the fore­front in Word­Press so they can man­age their port­fo­lio of web­sites with­out hav­ing to ever leave the Word­Press site,” Site­Lock Pres­i­dent Feath­er said. “They can scan to make sure it’s free of mal­ware and can do all this with­in one inter­face. It’s a pow­er­ful tool for them because it enables them to do it in real time as they’re work­ing and adding fea­tures to their site.”

Oth­er fea­tures include secu­ri­ty scans on Word­Press pages in draft mode and real-time updates to resolve threats with min­i­mal laten­cy between the time they are iden­ti­fied and resolved. The plu­g­in can also rec­og­nize spe­cif­ic vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and quick­ly resolve them on its own.

Tom Serani, Site­Lock Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, 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.”

Users can use one set of log-in cre­den­tials through the plu­g­in to access and man­age both their GoDad­dy account and Site­Lock infor­ma­tion.