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Why do I a need a website maintenance contract?

Some of you may not think your website is under attack, but websites are compromised all the time. The majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or vandalise your website, but instead attempts to use your server as an email relay for spam, or to setup a temporary web server, normally to serve files of an illegal nature.

With a growing number of sophisticated and highly organised automated hacking tools, the maintenance of your business website is paramount but maintenance takes up time, regularly software updates and IT expertise.

From 1st March 2017, Jascom Ltd are offering all its existing clients an annual maintenance contract to provide you with the peace of mind and the assurance that your website’s defences are strong. To avail of this discounted offer,  Jascom clients need to take out a maintenance contract as part of their annual hosting renewals. We will simply apply it to your bill and if you dont wish to available then just notify us and we will remove it.

Please note that without a maintenance contract your hosting remains unchanged but security checks, weekly backups and maintenace will be your own responsibility.

Jascom looks forward to a secure business year for all its customers in 2018 and beyond.

FURTHER READING – 1.6m WordPress Sites hacked in 2017

So which country is trying to hack my website?

Just to give you an idea of the average monthly hack attempts on a website –  we have publishing this security report for April 2017 for our own website – (www.jascom.ie) Thankfully our website has security protection enabled but not all websites do and they need constant monitoring. Think of it as a security team watching your property.  These attacks are automated and are not usually specified against smaller companies but they are organised and do happen in swarms where a website will be suddenly probed for known vunerabilities and weak passwords.

If your website hasnt got the very latest updates then it is vunerable to a hack and by the time you realise it – it is usually too late. Make sure your website is protected with the latest updates and you have a maintenance contract in place with your supplier covering backups and monitoring.


Top 10 IPs Blocked

IP Country Block Count   RU 32   US 30   ES 10   EG 8   CL 7   LU 5   MA 3   KR 3   SG 3   CL 3


Top 10 Countries Blocked

Country Total IPs Blocked Block Count
  US 5 38
  RU 2 35
  ES 5 22
  IN 7 21
  CN 19 20
  CL 4 14
  TR 9 13
  AU 5 13
  RO 4 12
  ID 5 10