In an effort to simplify your website security, we’ve integrated the Google Safe Browsing API directly into iControlWP.
This means that if your site is detected as being flagged by Google’s Safe Browsing system, you’ll be notified immediately.
What is Google Safe Browsing?
It’s simple and probably best described by Google themselves:
Our security team built Safe Browsing to identify unsafe websites and notify users and webmasters so they can protect themselves from harm. By providing details about the threats we detect and the warnings we show, we hope to shine some light on the state of web security and encourage safer web security practices.
This means that if a website you own or manage is detected as having a threat or malware installed, we’ll find out and notify you immediately.
We run these checks approximately once every 3-4 hours so you’ll learn about a compromised site very quickly indeed.
More automated security scanning
Many of you have asked about automating website scanning and we agree, this is really the only way to scale.
As it stands today, we have many automated systems in-place to protected you. Some of our most critical are:
- WordPress, plugin, and theme vulnerability scanner.
- Update Notifications – automatically be made aware of updates, instead of hunting them down
- Better Automatic Updates for WordPress assets
- WordPress Core File scanner – when you use the Shield plugin
We have more automated scanning planned, so stayed tuned.
How to start using Google Safe Browsing today
To get started, you need to do… absolutely nothing.
This feature is already running and active, and we’ve already sent out a few emails already to hacked sites.
Questions and Comments?
We’re always taking on feedback and in-fact, this new feature came from our community. If you have further ideas and suggestions, please do leave us a comment below!
Thank you for your support as always!