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 monitoring tool features a dedicated website content monitor which 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.
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:
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.