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Introducing Free Daily Security Monitoring With Trust Badge

This entry was posted in Gravityscan on Jul 24, 2017 by mark 16 Replies

Update: If you are interested in learning about the ground-breaking technology behind Gravityscan and the badge program, we recommend you read this post.

Today we are excited to officially announce the launch of the Gravityscan Trust Badge with free daily security monitoring. This launch is a radical change for our industry. Until now, security badges with monitoring have cost hundreds of dollars per year. With this launch, Gravityscan is fundamentally changing the website security market.

You will no longer need to pay for a security badge to improve the conversion rate on your website. And you’ll no longer need to pay for scheduled daily security monitoring. With Gravityscan, you get those important services at no cost. This is not an “ad-supported” model or a bait-and-switch tactic. This is how we will be doing business for the long term.

Gravityscan is able to provide our free badge and monitoring at no cost to you through technical innovation. The breakthrough technology behind Gravityscan has enabled us to provide free daily scans for all customers at very low operational cost to us. And we are passing on the savings and benefits of that innovation to you.

Improve Your Conversion Rates

Research from GlobalSign shows that 75% of your visitors are aware of security risks when visiting websites, and 77% are concerned about their data being intercepted or misused online. This clearly shows that security is a top-of-mind concern for visitors to your website when completing a transaction or submitting personal information.

Adding a security badge to your site improves visitor trust and therefore gives you an improvement in your conversion rate.

Once you enable your badge with free monitoring, Gravityscan runs a daily malware scan on your website. We also perform additional checks that ensure that you continue to rank strongly in search engine result pages (SERPs).

Boost Search Ranking Through Continuous Blacklist Checks

The Gravityscan badge checks over 20 blacklists daily to ensure that your website reputation remains excellent. We monitor your website domain name and the IP address it is hosted on.

If you appear on a blacklist, we immediately alert you. We also quietly remove the badge from your site and replace it with a transparent image. Scanning will continue for a few weeks until you fix the problem. Once fixed, your badge automatically reappears.

If you aren’t constantly monitoring online blacklists, your website domain or IP address could end up on a blacklist, which harms your search engine ranking. Continuous blacklist monitoring is critical to maintaining a healthy position in the search results.

Monitor the Safety of Your Outbound Links

If your content links to external sites, you need to monitor the reputation of those websites, too. Even reputable websites that you link to can get blacklisted by the Google Safe Browsing list or one of the many other lists that we monitor.

This can happen when a site is infected with malware. We have an entire business division that spends all day cleaning hacked websites, so we can confirm that this happens frequently.

To preserve your search ranking, it is important that you monitor the reputation of the sites you link to. When you join our free monitoring program, we monitor your content daily to ensure that the sites you link to stay reputable.

If we find a link to a site that has a bad reputation, we let you know that you need to remove the link temporarily until the site fixes their problem. This ensures that your own search engine ranking stays healthy, too.

Secure Your Visitors and Site Members

The Gravityscan badge program provides your website with daily scans for malware, and it detects a range of other security problems. This ensures that your visitors can trust that when they visit your website, they won’t fall victim to a “watering hole” attack that can infect them with malware or ransomware.

As site owners, we have an obligation to protect our members’ data and security. Daily security scanning gives you the peace of mind that your site is secure and your investment is protected, and it removes the risk that your users may be affected by an attack.

Quick and Easy One-Time Setup

Installing your badge on your site is a simple, one-time process that requires no special programming knowledge. You can be up and running with Gravityscan monitoring and securing your website in a few minutes with these easy steps.

  1. Log in to your Gravityscan account or create one if you haven’t already.
  2. Navigate to the “My Sites” page and select the site you would like to install the badge on. Add the site to your account if you haven’t already by clicking the “Add Sites” button near the upper-left corner.
  3. Once you have selected the site, navigate to the “Manage Site” tab to the far right.
  4. Under general settings, change your plan type to “Free Monitoring” in the first section.
  5. Click the “Install Trust Badge” Button and follow the instructions. The badge must be present on your home page to enable the Free Security Monitoring service. However, we recommend you make it visible on all of your pages, especially pages where you are asking your customers to share sensitive information like sign-up and checkout forms. Once you have successfully installed the badge click the “Verify” button to complete the process.

It’s that easy. Set it and forget it – we take care of the rest.

Install the Gravityscan badge now to improve and protect your search engine ranking, improve site conversion rates and protect your investment and your site visitor security.

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16 Replies on "Introducing Free Daily Security Monitoring With Trust Badge"

Steven Wade July 28, 2017 at 9:21 amReply

Thanks for a providing such a great service for free. Much kudos for your pay-it-forward approach.

I have managed to install the badge and accelerator with no problems - and I'm definitely not a techy :)

Quick question:
I'm running the latest version of Wordpress (currently 4.8) yet my scan showed a number of critical vulnerabilities such as this: "Vulnerability found in WordPress version 4.6.1 at /old_wp-includes/version.php. Upgrade to at least version 4.6.3"

I've marked these as "False Positive" as I'm currently running a version way past 4.6.3. Am I right to do this or is the presence of an old version of WP in the old_wp-includes folder an actual vulnerability?

mark July 28, 2017 at 8:21 pmReply

Depends what else is in that folder. That might be an old WP installation you need to get rid of.

The Web Dexter July 28, 2017 at 5:58 amReply

Thank you so much for providing this services at no cost! I am a developer & now I can secure my website with anothet layer of protection. Wordfence already protecting my website and now this layer ensures me that not just me as a owner but a regular visitors of my website sill gets benefits of this awesome services.
One question is this the only limited time services or will be free forever?

mark July 28, 2017 at 8:22 pmReply

We don't have any plans to stop providing this free. It will probably be free forever.

Karen Carberry July 27, 2017 at 10:12 amReply

Thanks for this, a great addition to security for my site. Appreciate your work in making this available. One problem I am having is installing the accelerator. I have downloaded it but don't get what the next step means, uploading to my site part. Any help please?

mark July 28, 2017 at 8:23 pmReply

Just drop the Accelerator into the root of your web directory and Gravityscan will do the rest. Start a scan and it will detect it.

Tony Zemaitis July 26, 2017 at 7:45 amReply

Great idea but having problems adding it to the footer without changing design of site. Can you recommend a suitable method or plugin to add it to the footer (don't want to activate theme's footer widget option)?

Steve July 25, 2017 at 11:14 amReply

That's fantastic and you have made it so easy to do! Thank you!

David Caudwell July 28, 2017 at 1:18 pmReply

You guys are legendary - thank you for the Gravity Scan service. This just makes one more reason why Wordfence is the best in the business. Cheers

Mike Clayton July 25, 2017 at 10:22 amReply

Thank you for making this available. Getting your badge on my home page was a breeze. I have a quick question. You say in the article 'we recommend you make it visible on all of your pages, especially pages where you are asking your customers to share sensitive information like sign-up and checkout forms'

This makes good sense. To place the code on every page, I have put it into the footer. Is this an appropriate solution, or should I be manually placing it into the main body html of all pages I want it on?

mark July 25, 2017 at 6:45 pmReply

Hi Mike. The footer is fine. If you make it more visible your customers are more likely to see it and know that you have secured your site, so I've put it in the sidebar of my own site:

Eric Scott July 25, 2017 at 9:03 amReply

Thank you very much for providing this service, this is definitely a step in the right direction!

Roger Hall July 25, 2017 at 8:08 amReply

Hello Mark and Team,

just want to thank you guys for a great intiative and service - I look forward to continuing to use your product range.

On a more specific note, it would be a useful future development to have the option to choose from a range of languages for the GravityScan badge. I believe it would increase a website visitor's confidence more if the badge was presented in their native language.

Many thanks once again and keep up the amazing work.

mark July 25, 2017 at 6:46 pmReply

Thanks Roger, great idea. Will suggest it to the team.

Kai-Chun Cheng July 25, 2017 at 3:34 amReply

Used your Gravityscan service; and, just installed the Trust Badge.

Appreciate your service! Blessings!

Shirley Hayes July 24, 2017 at 11:37 pmReply

Awesome thanks for this!

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