Many great things happened in the budding decade called the ‘80s. In the technology world, the growth was dramatic. In 1981, the word “Internet” was first mentioned, MS-DOS 1.0 was released by Microsoft, along with the first IBM PC. And somewhere in Chicago, IL there was a small company by the name of Softwear Systems in the thick of it, writing TSR applications in assembly code. Founder, Mitch Meyer, remembers the early years fondly.
We progressed to writing Lotus 123 templates for college textbooks, then later writing and porting them into C++ codes for Fortune 500 companies, like Zenith. It was a huge leap in those times.
Softwear Systems had become a custom software solution for their clients seemingly overnight. While the internet became an actual thing, Softwear Systems kept up with the pace and transitioned into developing websites; which is where they remain today.
Since those early beginnings, Mitch has experienced and learned everything it takes to create and run a great website. On one occasion, he had a client who worked for a branch of the military. For his website in particular, Mitch had to be sure it was as secure as possible to uphold various clearances. Mitch advised the client to use Drupal, adamant of its superior security over the competition. Currently, 99% of Softwear System’s clientele uses Drupal as their platform of choice for the very same reason.
I know Drupal and I’m good at it. To me it’s more secure than WordPress.
As far as a hosting provider, Mitch and team use a locally-based hosting company out of Michigan called, A2. This system is on 100% SSD servers, allowing a 20% increase in output. Efficiency and security were now seamlessly in place. But before his commitment to A2, Mitch and team had tested the waters with other hosts and website security solutions. That’s when trouble came with a vengeance:
This other hosting service didn’t have Softaculous every time an update comes, so it was a little bit more work to update every site, subsequently I got behind sometimes on my patches and that’s how I got infected.
The SQL injections came through the Softwear System website, infecting over 500 files with malware. Mitch was using SiteLock at the time and soon recognized they were spending too much money and still the problem wasn’t fixed.
I’m a relatively small business. I don’t have a lot of liquid capital. So if SiteLock wanted to charge to talk to you on every bit they changed, it got ridiculous. I said there’s got to be something better out there and I found Sucuri.
Pleased with how fast Sucuri cleared up the issue, along with the value of having Softaculous installed, Mitch and team could now update the site with a simple click and continue business as usual.
You guys got me up and running. That’s when I said I’m done and decided to stop with SiteLock and go with Sucuri 100%. I’m a small entity here. SiteLock is not designed for small entity. They’re designed for someone who has a lot of capital. What about the small business owner like me? They didn’t take care of that person, but Sucuri does - and the large.
Softwear Systems also has installed Sucuri’s Firewall and continues to recommend the service to local Chicago businesses.
On a scale of one to ten you guys get a 10. I would recommend Sucuri to anybody.