WebARX Review: Keep Websites Secured

WebARX Review: Keep Your WordPress & Drupal Websites Secured
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Name: WebARX

Description: WebARX is an upcoming website security platform that provides impressive protection and monitoring of your WordPress and PHP-based websites.

Offer price: 14.99 per month

Currency: USD

Operating System: SaaS

Application Category: Web Application Security

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  • Price
  • Protection
  • Site Management
  • Customer Service
4.6

Summary

WebARX is an upcoming website security platform that provides impressive protection and monitoring of your WordPress and PHP-based websites.

Pros

  • Lets us easily monitor our various websites for an affordable price
  • Gives us a cloud-based Web Application Firewall that actually works
  • Customer Service is excellent

Cons

  • Site Management is a bonus but not yet at the level of ManageWP. They’ll get there soon though.

If you run a website or an online store, there is a chance you might already been hacked. But you won’t know until it’s too late. By then your site might be a cesspool of hacked files and malware that does things like redirect your visitors, replace genuine code with malicious ones or just plain don’t work.

In worst case scenarios, your site could be placed on Google’s Blacklist and removed from Google’s search results until you clear the malware infestation.

By then, you would suffer from a damage of reputation, a loss in traffic and perhaps some lost business if your business relies on your website.

Average website attacks per day
Why you need Website Security (source: Sitelock, Website Security Insider Q4 2017)

But would hackers target my insignificant site? Shouldn’t they be looking at more prominent targets?

Unfortunately not. The fact is, websites are getting hacked more often today. And most of the compromised sites, are smaller sites without the time nor resources to self-maintain nor hire website security experts.

That’s why we need proper website security.

Why Do We Need Website Security?

In Google’s State of Website Security Report (2017) , the number of hacked sites has increased by 32% in 2016 compared to 2015. And this trend of hacked websites is expected to increase as hackers get more aggressive and more sites fall behind on security patches and updates.1

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As most of us run self-hosted websites (e.g: WordPress, WooCommerce & OpenCart), it is our responsibility to keep our website secure and safe from hacks.

But website security is a hard thing. Things like OWASP (Open Web Application Safety Project), firewalls and removal of malware are often beyond the skillset of most webmasters, web designers and digital agencies.

Here’s where WebARX comes in.

WebARX Review: An Introduction

WebARX's Oliver Sild
WebARX’s Oliver Sild – Image by vpnMentor

WebARX is a fairly new website security and monitoring platform that came out of the founders’ own needs as a digital agency offering web design and development services.2

They have come a long way since then though, having won third place in the JIC StarCube 2015 competition3 and graduating from Cyber London (Cylon), the world leading accelerator focused on growing cyber security startups, in 2017.4

WebARX is focused on PHP-based website security and has WordPress as their first integrated CMS. Meanwhile, integration with other Content Management Systems will arrive as early as September 2018. (Check out WebARX’s Public Roadmap here.)

As such, we will compare WebARX with the leading WordPress security services and plugins and help you make the best choice.

WebARX Review: The Competition