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WebSecurityMonitor

Website Reputation Monitoring Tool


Tiny
Published 03/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
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What can you use the app for?

WebSecurityMonitor is an application designed to protect the user’s web presence. The user’s website can be scanned for spam, malware and other unwanted surprises such as hidden iframes or links to malicious websites. The application so identifies third party applications and lets the user know if any are outdated or if a security patch is available. WebSecurityMonitor also consults blacklists to make sure that the user’s URL doesn’t appear on any. The user’s website is also monitored for hacking or defacement so the user can quickly resolve the matter before it begins to affect their visitors. WebSecurityMonitor periodically tracks downtime throughout the day to make sure the user’s site is accessible to everyone. The user receives a notification if any downtime is detected.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

WebSecurityMonitor offers website owners a number of ways to protect and track their website. The application has not yet received much attention from internet users and reviewers. It appeared in 2010 as an effective way to help users keep track of their website’s reputation without spending hours checking on their own. The application currently offers a number of tools to keep the user’s website visitors safe while providing the user with valuable information on downtime.

What are the differences to other apps?

WebSecurityMonitor approaches web reputation management from multiple levels. The application keeps sites free of spam, malware, viruses and other malicious entities. This is a huge plus for overall security and trustworthiness of a website. WebSecurityMonitor goes a step further by also monitoring downtime so the user knows when their site is not accessible. These aren’t new or innovative features, but they get the job done. Additional web reputation monitoring tools, such as a tool for social network profiles, would be a nice touch to complete WebSecurityMonitor’s list of services.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

WebSecurityMonitor maintains a low key, professional style that works well for its intended purpose. A blue and black color scheme builds an attractive contrast and adds personality to the site, which is further enhanced by the stylish graphics and logo. The user interface is very neatly organized, favoring the same color scheme with green and red elements for easier identification of problem areas and notifications. WebSecurityMonitor has created a tool that is as easy to navigate as it is effective.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can get stated by clicking the white “Sign Up” link in the top, right and corner of the matching button along the left hand side of the WebSecurityMonitor homepage. Doing so takes the user to the registration form which asks for a website URL, email address and password. After submitting the form, a green notice advises the user that they must check their email inbox for confirmation message. This must be accessed to complete registration and sign in.

What does it cost to use the application?

WebSecurityMonitor welcomes all users to try its services for free. There is no fee for registering and the user doesn’t have to commit to a subscription plan. All users receive the same level of access to all current features. There are no premium accounts offered at this time. The site doesn’t indicate any limitations as far as number of visitors or URLs that can be monitored at one time. The application offers a convenient way to monitor web presence at an economical price.

Who would you recommend the application to?

WebSecurityMonitor is a helpful resource for anyone who has a website or websites they want to track. The application helps users keep their sites clean and free of unwanted spam, viruses, malware and more. Users can also monitor downtime to make sure that issues are resolved as quickly as possible so visitors are less likely to be effected. The features list isn’t lengthy, but it includes some handy tools that come at no cost.

  • Access to all current features is included for free
  • Downtime notifications give users a heads up when issues occur
  • Protects against malware, viruses and spam
  • Reports possible hacking activities and website defacement
  • Notifies the user when security patches are available for third party applications


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