What are network security vulnerabilities?
Posted by Rowena Barrett on 28 September 2018 01:04 PM

All network servers have ports (kind of like channels on a television) that can be open or closed. Some ports, like the one you need to access the Internet, need to be open. Others, such as those for email or your secure databases, should be closed. If ports that should be closed to outsiders are actually open, your data and servers are vulnerable. A hacker can take advantage of this weakness to steal data, infect your website, or worse.

As part of the Deep 360-Degree Site Scan, SiteLock will check every single port on your servers, to be sure the ones that are supposed to be closed are actually closed. If anything looks out of the ordinary, you will be alerted, so you can take action before a hacker does.

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