Director and Web Developer, Jo Waltham, founded CalliaWeb (UK) three and a half years ago. The company’s focus is building WordPress websites for small businesses and individuals, like bloggers. Being a StudioPress Genesis-recommended developer, they specialize in the Genesis Framework.
CalliaWeb uses a variety of different hosts, recommending a few to clients depending on what the requirements are, and encouraging their clients to host their own website and use only the latest version of WordPress.
As the company progressed, Jo recalls two clients in particular who came to her with website security issues.
The first time I came across Sucuri, the client asked for help because their website was being hacked. I had heard of Sucuri. We had used the free scanner Site Check. We still asked other developers, searched Google and Twitter, then stepped in on our client’s behalf.
One client's site was constantly targeted and another’s site had not been updated for quite a while. With no maintenance plan, their site was extremely vulnerable to attacks. Jo decided it best to sign them up for the Sucuri firewall. Via email, she received and followed hardening steps from Sucuri like, changing your database password, running a virus scan, and backing up your site.
This was a case of instead of constantly cleaning up, let’s be proactive and preventative about it.
Today, Jo Waltham is pleased to say that since then none of her clients have been hacked rather they have been kept safe under the maintenance plan she provides, with Sucuri being one of the components.
Like many website owners, these clients were concerned with their websites but didn’t have the technical knowledge to handle their security issues. Therefore, they did what website owners often do, they sought the advice of their website development company, CalliaWeb. Knowing that her customers trust her to always deliver the best technical and business solutions to address their online presence needs, Jo was confident that she could rely on Sucuri’s expertise and technological ability to secure and protect her customer’s websites.
They trusted me to find the solution and the solution was Sucuri.