Website Content Monitoring


Website Defacement - An Overview

Website defacement, a great threat to any online business, refers to unauthorized hacks on your website. It includes modifying or altering a website with insertion of potentially hazardous content, images, malicious code, or even deletion of the same and in some cases, instances like code injections. A defaced web page can thus inflict severe damage to your business reputation and reliability.


Monitoring Website Content - What we do.

Applications Manager lets you monitor your websites for defacement, modification and malicious insertions and be notified promptly during a hack detection. The Website Content Monitoring feature from Applications Manager allows you to monitor six basic HTML elements namely Text, Script, Image, Anchor, Iframe and Link. It detects website hack and any change in website content and reports before it can affect your customer. The altered content is displayed in separate tabs. The tabs (hidden by default) are shown only when there is a content modification or defacement.

Our standard defacement monitoring includes tracking for unauthorized addition or modification of the following HTML elements:

  • Text Defacement - Identify content changes concerning the visible content in the rendered web page.
  • Script Defacement - Identify changes in the scripts embedded and detect any 'src' attribute changes for the external script.
  • Image Defacement - Identify 'src' attribute changes in the images present in the web page. Alert if there is any image displayed from a new domain other than the captured domains.
  • Anchor Defacement - Identify 'href' attribute changes in the anchor links present in the web page. Alert if there is a link to a new domain other than the captured domains.
  • Iframe Defacement - Identify 'src' attribute changes in the iframe elements and notify if there is a change in the domain name in the configured URL.
  • Link Defacement - Identify 'href' attribute changes in the link elements of the web page.

Adding a new Website Content Monitor

Steps to create a new monitor:

  • Click on New Monitor link.
  • Select Website Content Monitor under Web Server/Services category.
  • Specify the Display Name of the Website Content Monitor.
  • Enter the complete URL of the Website which you want to monitor.
  • Check the Auto overwrite the defaced content, if you want to overwrite the original web content with the web content fetched during the particular poll. This overwrite will happen only when the defacement persists for 1 hour.
  • Enter the Username and Password, if you have enabled it for the website.
  • Specify the Polling Interval in minutes.
  • Choose the Monitor Group with which you want to associate the Monitor (optional).
  • Click on Get Webpages to fetch the webpages present in the current website.
  • Select the monitors which you want to add as child monitors. A maximum of 10 child monitors can be selected.
  • Edit the Threshold percentage or Display names of the webpages listed.
  • Click on Add Monitor to add the monitors.


Monitored Parameters

Website Content Monitoring

Webpage Content Monitoring

Website Content Monitoring

Overview

ParameterDescription
WEBPAGE DETAILS
Webpage URL The URL of the webpage.
Defaced Script Percent (%) The percentage change in the current script against the original script.
Defaced Text Percent (%) The percentage change in the current text against the original text.
Page Size (KB) The current page size. This metric helps you validate the current web page size and the percentage change in present page size to earlier page dimension.

Webpage Content Monitoring

Overview

ParameterDescription
PAGE SIZE
Page Size The current page size. This metric helps you validate the current web page size and the percentage change in present page size to earlier page dimension.
DEFACEMENT PERCENTAGE DETAILS
Defaced Script Percent The percentage change in the current script against the original script.
Defaced Text Percent The percentage change in the current text against the original text.
RESPONSE TIME
Response Time The response time of the website.

Defaced Script Elements

ParameterDescription
DEFACED SCRIPT DETAILS
Original & Modified Content The current and original script to help you identify changes with respect to the scripts embedded and detect any 'src' attribute change for the external script.

Defaced Text Elements

ParameterDescription
DEFACED TEXT DETAILS
Original & Modified Content The current and original text to help you identify any content changes with respect to the visible content in the rendered website page.

Other Elements Defaced

ParameterDescription
DEFACED ANCHOR DETAILS
Original & Modified Content The current and original content to help you identify 'href' attribute changes in the anchor links present in the website page. You can also identify 'src' attribute changes in the iframe element and notify if there is a change in the domain name in the configured URL.