Todd Robertti is the owner and founder of WireFlare, a company that provides an end to end website solution. From web-hosting to design to SEO strategy, Todd’s team has an established history and a consummate reputation for successfully supplying their services. Before the Internet was popular, Todd began developing “Bulletin Board Systems” which acted as a segway into graphic design and eventually a career in networking and HTML design. Todd's extensive background in development naturally leads to a comprehensive awareness of the process involved when getting “online”.
We manage our own machines and they’re located all throughout the united states. We want to always be on top of the security of our equipment. So, we have quite a few blogs that we follow. We take the security of our equipment and our clients as one of our highest priorities.
For years, Todd has maintained a focus on security and has worked to ensure that his company was aware of the potential dangers online and acting proactively. However, website security is increasingly difficult to navigate as malicious methods, by nature, continuously shape-shift. This fact was the likely cause behind one of Todd's website clients being hacked despite his efforts.
If you look at our blog, I’ve got blog posts going back years and years talking about security. It’s something that I’ve always preached and I’ve always been on top of.
The hack left the team in a compromised position. Because his company also offers web-hosting, there was now a potential threat to the network and the risk was far too great. If the hack was pervasive, other clients could be negatively impacted and that was simply not an option. Todd had frequented the vulnerability and security blog posts published by Sucuri.net as a preventative measure. Now he needed an efficient team and an effective solution. Straightaway, he decided to enlist Sucuri’s clean-up (Anti-Virus) services.
The only company that I knew of that could efficiently go through and fix this was Sucuri. So, I immediately told the customer, 'Here’s what we can do.
Sucuri has a remediation team. This is a team specifically trained to go into your website and eradicate any vulnerability, patch backdoors, assist with getting websites removed from any blacklists and any other necessary work required to get compromised website back up and running.
This team works 24/7/365 and are globally distributed. The varied location of the team members allows uninhibited work around the clock and the synergy among the team allows them to deliver cleaned and fully functional websites back to their owners in as little 4 hours depending on the extent of the hack.
For Todd, this team was the correct immediate solution for rectifying the customer’s hacked site. They were able to join and within a matter of hours resolve the hack. The team was both efficient and effective and quickly provided a resolution for the compromise. However, the work was not done. As the saying goes-an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Therefore, Todd and his team decided to expand their security efforts by capitalizing on the Web Application Firewall (WAF) offered by Sucuri. This product would provide the needed end-to-end solution for their security and also work in tandem with their existing CDN to address the business’ need for speed.
...I knew that you guys had the web application firewall (WAF) because it’s mentioned in every blog you’ve got. But I never really looked into it too much. When that happened, a large amount of traffic was coming from India. And, we went ahead and used your web application firewall on the client side. We really liked the performance that we saw from the WAF. We then decided, let’s get the most expensive and best package they’ve got and let’s deploy it on our system and see what we can do with it.
The WAF provides security by offering protection against DDOS, spammers, hackers, bots, and other threats among the myriad of online dangers. Unlike many organizations, Wireflare leadership recognizes the various layers of security that are necessary for adequate protection. Sucuri offers a business-specific firewall that protects across multiple-vital layers (3, 4 and 7) to provide comprehensive security. Wireflare has taken advantage of this option and, as a result, has seen the benefits of robust, comprehensive, security.