When it comes to your website, nothing is more important than security. Monitoring and protecting your website against malware attacks is all that stands between a functional, working website that meets your needs and a domain name that’s dark, broken or worse: embarrassing for your brand or you.
The good news is that when it comes to malware, monitoring is relatively easy if you purchase a good product. The bad news is that some of the most popular types of web malware monitoring products come with distinct disadvantages.
Today, we’re going to take a quick look at the disadvantages of signature-based web malware monitoring products.
What is signature-based malware monitoring?
Signature-based malware monitoring products search within website code for malware. Specifically, it looks for strings of programmer code that is known to be used by human hackers or worms as part of previous malware attacks. If used properly, signature-based malware monitoring programs can be effective at keeping malicious malware from infiltrating your website.
What are the downsides?
There are two main disadvantages to signature-based malware monitoring.
Put simply, these programs just can’t scale to accommodate the sheer number of new malicious malware attacks they need to protect your website from.
It is true that nothing is more important than the security of your website. That’s why, when it comes to choosing a malware monitoring company that is best designed and best prepared to protect your site against malicious malware, it is probably a good decision to make sure they use a modern and dynamical approach on malware detection, like StopTheHackers AI-engine, next to signature-based malware monitoring.
If you find this article interesting you also may want to check out the following blog articles: “How Malware Infects Websites” and “How StopTheHacker Works to Help Prevent Attacks on Websites”
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