Natasha Murphy is the founder and CEO of web design company, Nicely Built. She has been a coder since an introductory Computer Science course piqued her interest in college. Perhaps equally important to Natasha, is her passion around women’s matters which she also studied in depth during her time at the University of Georgia.
Natasha describes herself as a person who likes computers, but also “cute things and shopping”. A stereotypical girl at the intersection of girliness and nerdiness. On a professional level, she skillfully blends both passions as a woman in technology by leveraging her coding abilities to meet her client’s design needs.
This complex compound is seen as Natasha shops online. Not only does she consider the fashion or design of various items, but she also looks at the functionality of the website’s cart and investigates how some of her favorite sites are optimized for responsiveness.
Before starting her own business, Natasha worked for a few other companies as a developer. Her primary motivator for starting her company was a desire to “work to live” and stop the “live to work” cycle. She also wanted to create a business with an environment that genuinely valued family and life balance for employees. Since founding the business, Murphy has identified that customers who choose Nicely Built do so due to the blatant femininity with which designs are infused. However, more than surface beauty, the sites are functional and well developed on the backend also.
Natasha credits Sucuri with maintaining security for her clients in a way that can be used to bolster the Nicely Built brand. The company boasts several high-profile clients that garner between 50,000 and 100,000 visits per month. The high levels of traffic these clients see can quickly be negatively impacted should website security be compromised.
We’re a full service web development shop. Not only do we design and build and maintain websites but we also resell hosting. Having Sucuri makes me confident that we are able to offer the product. When we tell our clients that their sites will be safe and we’ve taken all of the necessary precautions to keep it safe, I know that I’m telling them the truth.
To achieve their desired security mix, Nicely Built uses a few different Sucuri products. One product the company uses a lot is the Sucuri Web Application Firewall.
It really helps us keep our clients secure. It not only ensures that they are not hacked, but we greatly reduce the number of hacking attempts in the first place.
A product Nicely Built uses more comprehensively is the Sucuri WordPress Plugin which is utilized on all the company’s WordPress installations.
The Sucuri Plugin is a great solution. We were daisy-chaining other plugins together for a long time. But when we found Sucuri, we realized we just needed the one, which is awesome because we don’t have to worry about code conflicts. It helps our sites stay strong, run close to the rails, and also have high performance.
Natasha has long held an appreciation for website security as well as secure development. In a commitment to both her clients and her quality, Nicely Built maintains a high standard in compliance with development best practices. However when it comes to addressing more nuanced issues, Natasha leaves that work to the professionals at Sucuri. She explains:
I don’t want to spend my time fixing a hacked site. My time is too important to me, so Sucuri solutions give me peace of mind and allows me to do what I like to do, which is run my company, design websites, and write code.
Using Sucuri allows Natasha the freedom to pursue her passions and make a difference on her client’s behalf. Sucuri is proud to provide reliable services that fall in line with the Nicely Built values.
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