Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Ivan Widjaya0
The Importance of Testing Your Site’s Security When Setting Up a Business
With so much to think about when setting up a business, it’s easy to forget several important factors. One of these is the security of your website. Every business knows that having a strong online presence is vital to their success. However, many don’t consider the safety implications that come with having a website. If your website isn’t safe, it could have serious implications for both your company and your customers.
So how exactly do you make sure your website is safe and secure?
Ensure it is professionally designed
When looking into having a website designed, it isn’t just the aesthetics you need to pay attention to. Many businesses get so caught up in ensuring their website looks good, that they fail to consider the security aspect of its design. Then there’s the cost of having a website created. Depending upon your website requirements, it can cost a lot of money to get your company site developed. So, to cut costs, many businesses opt for the free template option. This comes with zero security and also offers a less than professional design.
You should always ensure your site is designed by a professional company. They are always up to date with the latest security measures and will ensure the site doesn’t just look good, but that it’s safe and secure to use.
Keeping up to date with security
Having security installed as part of the website design is the first step to ensure it is safe from potential hackers and viruses. However, it’s equally important to ensure you stay on top of security updated. As technology becomes more sophisticated, hackers have to be a lot smarter. Old security software can be quickly outsmarted so you need to update it as regularly as you can.
Get a professional assessment
What better way to find out if your website is secure than having it tested by a professional company? Nettitude offers an in-depth security assessment which identifies any potential threats to the site and its visitors. You’ll even receive a copy of the report highlighting what was found throughout the test. This helps you to see if changes need to be made and more importantly, where they need to be made.
Overall the security of your business site is paramount to your success. If a visitor gets a virus or has their details stolen as a result of visiting and using your site, you could end up facing expensive legal bills and your company’s reputation will be severely damaged.