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.