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Website Content Monitoring

Website Content Monitoring

Website defacement is one of the biggest security challenges to any organization running its business online. The term "Web Defacement" refers to any unauthorized changes made to the appearance of either a single webpage, or an entire site. It is typically done by hackers who break into a web server and replace the content/script in the hosted website with their own, using techniques such as phishing, code injection and cross-site scripting. Insertion of potentially hazardous content, images, malicious code, or even deletion of content can inflict severe damage to your business reputation and reliability.

Applications Manager's Website Content Monitor periodically checks the integrity of your website by detecting modification of content and other critical elements. Once you set up the monitor, it starts polling your web page and will record any detected web tampering.

Website Content Defacement Percentage

 

Content Monitoring Features and Benefits

  • Fast detection of security breaches on your website including unauthorized addition or modification of HTML elements (as well as the percentage of text and script modified)
  • Rapid discovery of quality issues, outages and website hijacking
  • Identifying changes in an HTML element's 'href' or 'src' attributes to a previously unused domain name
  • Early identification of security infringements
  • Defense against SQL injection attacks
  • Increased website and web application availability
Website Defaced Content Details

 

Monitoring website defacement via standard checks

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 changes in website elements and such unauthorized access or changes in the website content is brought to attention in the form of alert notifications. Our standard defacement check includes 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.
Webpage Response Time

 

Proactive alerts and faster performance problem fixes

Become aware, not only when your website is defaced, but also of the remedial action that is to be taken. Applications Manager helps ensure that relevant parties are notified, aid in troubleshooting issues during a defacement detection, helps stay on top of security infringements and also helps perform damage control after an incident. This will allow any corrections to be made promptly so that your organization will not be impacted by potential website defacement.