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Protecting & Speeding Up Your Website

At Inter Vivos, we are committed to providing top-notch website solutions that not only enhance your online presence but also ensure your website’s security and performance. In this article, we will explain how Cloudflare, Wordfence, and Imunify360 work together to protect and speed up your website.

At Inter Vivos, we understand that your plate is already full with running your day-to-day operations. We know that website security might not be the most exciting topic, but it’s incredibly important for keeping your online presence safe and efficient.

That’s why we’ve simplified it for you with a robust, multi-layered security approach using Cloudflare, Wordfence, and Imunify360. Let us handle the techy stuff so you can focus on what you do best—growing your business.

Layered Security Approach

Our comprehensive security strategy employs three layers of protection to safeguard your website from various threats:

  1. Cloudflare (Network Level): Protects against DDoS attacks and optimizes performance with a content delivery network.
  2. Imunify360 (Server Level): Offers proactive defense, malware detection and removal, and intrusion detection at the server level.
  3. Wordfence (Application Level): Provides firewall protection, malware scanning, and login security for WordPress sites.
Cloudflare

Network Level

Imunify360

Server Level

Wordfence

Application Level (Website)

What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is a powerful content delivery network (CDN) and security service that helps to protect and accelerate websites. Here’s a simple breakdown of how Cloudflare works and benefits your website:

  1. Content Delivery Network (CDN): Cloudflare has a network of servers located around the world. When a visitor accesses your website, Cloudflare directs them to the nearest server, reducing the time it takes for your site to load. This results in faster load times and a better user experience.
  2. DDoS Protection: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can overwhelm your website with traffic, causing it to slow down or crash. Cloudflare protects against these attacks by filtering out malicious traffic before it reaches your site.
  3. Web Application Firewall (WAF): Cloudflare’s WAF helps to block common web threats like SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS), providing an additional layer of security.
  4. SSL Encryption: Cloudflare provides SSL encryption, ensuring that the data exchanged between your website and its visitors is secure. This not only protects sensitive information but also improves your site’s SEO ranking.

Enhancing Security with Wordfence

While Cloudflare provides robust protection at the network level, we also implement additional security measures at the application level using Wordfence. Wordfence is a comprehensive security plugin for WordPress websites. Here’s how it helps protect your site:

  1. Firewall Protection: Wordfence includes a firewall that filters out malicious traffic and blocks attackers before they can access your site.
  2. Malware Scanning: Wordfence regularly scans your site for malware and other security vulnerabilities. If any issues are found, you’ll be alerted immediately, allowing for quick resolution.
  3. Login Security: Wordfence protects against brute force attacks by limiting login attempts and enforcing strong passwords. It also includes two-factor authentication (2FA) for an added layer of security.
  4. Monitoring and Alerts: Wordfence provides real-time monitoring of your site’s traffic and activity, alerting you to potential security threats as they occur.

Advanced Protection with Imunify360

To further enhance the security of your website, our hosting solution offers integrated Imunify360, a leading security solution that provides multiple layers of protection above the application level. Here’s what Imunify360 offers:

  1. Proactive Defence: Imunify360 uses advanced heuristics and artificial intelligence to detect and block malicious behavior in real-time, even before it becomes a known threat.
  2. Malware Detection and Removal: Imunify360 continuously scans your site for malware and automatically removes any detected threats, ensuring your site remains clean and secure.
  3. Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS): This system identifies and blocks suspicious activity, protecting your site from hacking attempts and other malicious actions.
  4. Reputation Management: Imunify360 monitors blacklists to ensure your website’s reputation remains intact. If your site is flagged, Imunify360 helps resolve the issue quickly.

Additional Benefits from Our Service Level Agreement

Beyond these three layers of protection, our Service Level Agreement (SLA) provides several additional benefits that enhance the security, performance, and management of your website:

  1. Agency Plugin Licenses and Savings: We work with industry-leading, trusted third-party plugin suppliers under our agency license, including WPRocket, Imagify, Yoast, WPForms, Advanced Custom Fields, Complianz, and Monster Insights. This not only ensures that your site uses the best tools available but also represents a savings of over £700 per year per site on plugin renewals.
  2. Regular Updates and Maintenance: As part of our monthly housekeeping activities, we ensure that all plugins are updated to maintain your site’s security and stability. If any plugins require additional development work to run the update, we will contact you to discuss and advise on the next steps.
  3. Daily and Monthly Backups: We perform daily backups to ensure that your website can be quickly restored if needed. Additionally, we process monthly off-site backups and store up to three months of website backups.
  4. Downtime Alerts: Our hosting solution is extremely robust, but in the rare event of downtime, we provide downtime alerts for our Plus and Pro package holders. This allows us to act quickly to resolve any issues.
  5. Custom Reports and Analytics: Our clients have access to bespoke website reports outlining vital business metrics and KPIs, helping you better understand your website’s performance. For Pro package holders, we also provide a detailed SEO website report each month.
  6. Support and Website Updates: Our packages include an allocated time allowance for website updates and support, ensuring you can make necessary changes or enhancements to your website. Our flexible support is tailored to meet your specific needs.

How These Solutions Work Together

By combining the strengths of Cloudflare, Wordfence, and Imunify360 with the comprehensive benefits outlined in our SLA, we provide a multi-layered approach to website security and performance:

  • Cloudflare: Secures and speeds up your website at the network level, protecting against DDoS attacks and optimising performance.
  • Imunify360: Provides advanced security measures above the application level, including proactive defense, malware removal, and intrusion detection.
  • Wordfence: Adds an extra layer of security at the application level, specifically for WordPress sites, with features like malware scanning and firewall protection.
  • Service Level Agreement: Enhances your website’s security, stability, and performance through regular updates, backups, downtime alerts, and custom reports, along with significant savings on premium plugins.

Conclusion

At Inter Vivos, we are dedicated to ensuring that your website is fast, secure, and always available. By leveraging the combined power of Cloudflare, Wordfence, Imunify360, and our comprehensive SLA, we offer a holistic approach to website protection and performance. Our hosting and security packages are designed to give you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on running your business while we take care of your website.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how our services can benefit your website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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