Plugin Security: Co-op Web Builder vs WordPress
Do you know who is currently looking at your website for any entry to access your data, manipulate your content, or defame your reputation?
Imagine for a second that a group of criminals have entered your home, while you were on vacation. They have stolen your identity, manipulated your living space, and you still have no idea that the event even happened. We all buy security systems, and monitoring tools for our homes, so why not our websites? The reason security gets often ignored, is because people are very comfortable with living in the unknown, that is until something bad happens.
With Co-op Web Builder, we protect our sites with an enterprise security platform and vulnerability managed services to monitor all activity 24/7/365. Any flagged incidents are reviewed by our staff, and communicated to our members accordingly as needed.
Just last week, there was a 9.8 critical vulnerability in WordPress that affected over 280,000 sites. The vulnerability gave remote attackers FULL control over the affected website, allowing a funnel of criminals to openly access, edit or abuse these properties. This incident comes days after Wordfence warned of additional in-the-wild abuse of another zero-day flaw in a WordPress plugin called BackupBuddy. It's an endless cycle and difficult to feel secure at all times, especially when your digital front door is swung wide open.
The main reason we do not use WordPress, is because the plugins are usually not adequately updated or maintained.
All Co-op Web Builder plugins are reviewed and vetted by a security organization, and updated as critical vulnerabilities are released as needed. Learn more about the Drupal Security Team and how they keep the content management more secure than WordPress.
Finally, our security platform has continuous monitoring, denial of service prevention, plugin vulnerability mitigation, automatic SSL certificates, and many (so many) other features. The entire goal is to make sure you can focus on your day job, without having to worry about your digital home. Learn more about all the security services included with any website you build with Co-op Web Builder.