Web hosting companies are constantly being forced to waste precious time and resources to fix hacked websites. Even worse, in most cases, these compromises aren’t the responsibility of the hosting company. Most hosts have already secured their shared hosting environments, but their clients keep getting compromised by running insecure or outdated scripts.
To make matters a bit worse, widespread compromises can slow down the entire hosting company. When zero-day exploits are published, a large hosting company may experience thousands of compromised sites in a single day. While they may have a great security team in place, the sheer volume of the compromise would be too overwhelming for them.
Sucuri is here to help web hosts monitor for malware with server-side scanning, proactively protect their customers’ websites with our firewall, and clean up any compromises when they occur.
Sucuri provides a wide range of partnership opportunities for web hosting companies. In the list below, we’ll breakdown some of the more popular methods used when partnering with us. As well, we’re always open to discussing custom options and pricing.
Website Monitoring: We offer an API with SiteCheck that will allow you to quickly and efficiently monitor every website hosted on your server. You should always be the one letting your customers know when they’ve been compromised.
Server-Side Scanning: Our advanced server-side scanning searches for malware deep in your customer’s files, including content that may not be publicly accessible. Some of the worst types of malware aren’t on the front end of websites and can go undetected if you’re not having server-side files frequently scanned.
Ad Hoc Malware Cleanups: Along with monitoring and scanning, we can come up with custom pricing for ad hoc cleanups so you can offer clients malware removal services without actually having to do any of the work yourselves.
Referral Program: Our referral program is perhaps the easiest way to partner with us. When a customer is compromised or has a security concern, you can simply refer them to us and we’ll pay you 25% commission. Depending on the size of your hosting company, we may be able to increase commission rates on a case-by-case basis.
Control Panel Integration: There’s multiple ways that Sucuri can be integrated into your control panel or billing system. For example, simply linking to the SiteCheck results page for a customer’s domain allows them to manually scan their site whenever they want. We can have these links pass through the referral program so you can earn money if they become a customer.
Forced Referrals: Some hosting companies require that customers click their referral link and become a Sucuri customer whenever they’re hacked. They do this because they know we’ll clean the website right the first time and won’t have to deal with future headaches.
Bulk Firewall Discounts: There’s very few web hosting companies that offer their clients a cloud-based web application firewall. The setup process for this can be a bit more difficult, but it gives you the ability to offer a unique and high-valued feature to your clients.
New Client Onboarding: There’s a lot of ways to upsell various Sucuri services or refer clients directly to us during their onboarding process. We can take a look at your company and make suggestions on which methods we think would work best for you.
Content Sharing: Did we just disclose a major vulnerability and you want to let your customers know about it? If you’re partnered with us, we may be able to write the blog or email content for you—that way you can keep your customers informed.
Incentivized Offers: There’s always unique ways to incentivize customers to use Sucuri. For example, you could offer a $25 credit to anyone who uses Sucuri because you know we’re going to pay you more than that for the referral. This motivates your customers to secure their websites so you don’t have to deal with a compromise later on. Like we mentioned above, this is just a few examples. If you have something else in mind, we’d love to discuss it with you.
Our partnership program with web hosting companies is focused around three core issues:
Adding Value for Customers: A lot of web hosting companies don’t offer any security solutions. When their customers are hacked, they simply tell them to fix it. By providing malware cleanups and proactive protection, you’re adding more value than many of your competitors. It could even be as simple as having a reputable company like Sucuri that you can refer your customers to. Your opinion, judgement and recommendations matter to your customers. They trust you.
Generating Revenue for You: Every aspect of our partnership is focused around generating revenue for you. You’re already providing value to customers and it’s only fair that you make money from that. You can generate revenue by reselling our services to your clients or by referring them directly to us. It doesn’t matter which route you want to go. Our team is here to help you figure out which way works best for your business.
Saving Money and Time: While adding value and generating revenue is great, we’re also offering you the ability to save money and time that would otherwise be spent dealing with security issues. That money and time can then be allocated to growing your core business instead of being wasted on security-related headaches.
If any of these are the outcomes you’re looking for when partnering with a website security provider, Sucuri is the right choice for you. Our team will work with you one-on-one to set everything up, improve your processes, and integrate Sucuri into your business.
Part of SiteGround’s mission to craft truly superior managed hosting services is to ensure extra security support. Sucuri’s exemplary malware checks with next to none false positives is just one of the reasons to trust them with the protection of the websites hosted on our platform. The backbone of our partnership is that like us, they see website security as an ongoing process and commitment, and are standing by every step of the way for us and our clients.
– Nikolay Todorov, SiteGround
When it comes to website security, we want to provide our customers with the most exemplary service available. That’s why we have partnered with Sucuri. To expand on our commitment to offer only the safest hosting environment, Sucuri offers the best website malware cleanup, protection, and monitoring services in the business.
– Vanessa Vasile, InMotion Hosting
Sucuri was very helpful in offering a specific plan addressing the needs of hosting companies like ours.The cleanups are carried out fast and thorough. By outsourcing our cleanups to Sucuri we were able to save lots of time and help customers faster. By offering the add-on product we could address a need of our customers and increase our turnover in one go.
– Gijs Hovens, Savvii
There were no other options like Sucuri. So the choice was easy. Without Sucuri, our costs would have increased and our ability to provide comprehensive managed solutions for WordPress hosting customers would not be as robust.
– Rainmaker Digital, Sean Jackson
Sucuri is more of an insurance policy to prevent problems. It does all of the work for us by blocking all things malicious. We are a web hosting provider, so how would it look if our own site was compromised or down?
– Anton Resnick, Webhosting.net
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