Network Security Scanning
What is it?
The devices on the network servers are known as ports. Each port is set up to understand a certain type of language. There are ports, for instance, for database applications, website content, email, instant messaging/chat, etc. These ports are like channels on television or a CB radio. Each port is either open or closed to the outside world, meaning it will "listen" to requests for that type of service. An open port is an opportunity for a hacker to access data or files on that server. Some ports need to be open, such as the port for web content on your Internet server. Others should not be (like the email or database ports on the same server). Opening unnecessary ports can expose sensitive data and systems to hackers.
What is the impact?
Once your network is hacked, the damage caused is extensive. Depending on what part of the server/network the hackers reach, they can steal data, deface your website, or even worse.
How does SiteLock protect me?
After checking each and every port (thousands) on your servers, SiteLock makes sure that only the appropriate ones are open for the type of server you are using (email ports for email servers, web ports for web servers, etc.). You get a notification if anything looks suspicious.