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.
Website monitoring tools like 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:
In this help document, you will learn how to enhance your website monitoring capabilities by safeguarding your webpages from defacement using Applications Manager's Website Content monitoring.
Prerequisites for monitoring Website Content metrics: Click here
To create a new Website Content monitor, follow the steps given below:
Go to the Monitors Category View by clicking the Monitors tab. Click on Website Content Monitor under the Web Server/Services table. Displayed is the Website Content monitor's bulk configuration view distributed into three tabs:
On clicking a monitor from the list, you'll be taken to the Website Content Monitor dashboard, where you can view the list of monitored webpage URLs and their current status. Following are the list of metrics that are monitored in Website Content monitor:
Website Content Monitoring
Webpage Content Monitoring
|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.|
|Page Size||The current page size. This metric helps you validate the current web page size.|
|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.|
|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 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.|
|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.|