Simple Overwatch – Malware Hunter/Killer
Reduce down time with Simple Overwatch automated daily malware scans.
Our Daily scanning is a solution developed to intelligently crawl and identify infections across any platform. The scanner leverages internal definitions that are refined daily, external sources, and intelligence to identify both potentially harmful signatures and anomalies that may not be known.
This leverages our scanning service to identify all types of malware, SPAM injections, website errors, disabled sites, database connection issues and code anomalies that require special attention.
Overwatch is highly sophisticated and designed to identify a number of different malware types. They include:
- Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
- Website Defacements
- Hidden & Malicious iFrames
- PHP Mailers
- Phishing Attempts
- Malicious Redirects
- Backdoors (e.g., C99, R57, Webshells)
- IP Cloaking
- Social Engineering Attacks
Our monitoring services comprises:
This option is also set by default for all users. We recommend that it is left active. There are a number of blacklisting authorities that monitor for malware, SPAM, and phishing attempts.
- Google Safe Browsing
- Phish Tank (Phishing Specifically)
- McAfee SiteAdvisor
Blackisting removal is free of charge after infection has been removed
Whois is an internet directory that provides information on who owns a domain. It is regulated and monitored by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which is responsible for registration of all domains. This record contains information about the Registrant (the person who owns the domain), the Registrar (the entity that registered the domain), the dates, nameservers and other similar, and important, information.
Domain Name System (DNS)
DNS is a protocol used by all computers to intelligently communicate with each other, it’s part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. Its specific function is to turn a website’s name (somesite.com, for example) into an internet protocol (IP) address like 123.45.567.891. The name provided by DNS is what we use as humans to read the site name, the IP is what the computers use to communicate.
This monitoring option will monitor the IP address and associated DNS information of your domain for any changes. It’s rare for it to change, but if it does we will notify you.
If you are using Secure Socket Layer (SSL), a secure protocol to transmit over HTTP securely, you are most likely using a SSL certificate. The SSL certificate is returned to a visitor of your site upon HTTPS request. This certificate often contains your site information and, in some instances, company information.
If using a SSL certificate this option allows you to ensure it doesn’t change unexpectedly, if it does a notification will be sent.
This service creates a snapshot of your site and if a change is made you will be notified. Changes that this service track include:
- New Posts
- New Pages
- Content Changes
- Social Media Changes (Tweets, Likes, etc..)
- Threaded Messages / Comments
Site Change is not suitable for busy dynamic sites as alerts levels will be high
It’s designed to look for all malware types and includes a more robust detection mechanism for backdoors. The feature was designed to compliment existing scanning capabilities, improving accuracy and site reputations.
All malware is removed form server within 24 hours of detection. This is a manual process and carried out by our security team.
How much is Overwatch?
Overwatch is free of charge to all dedicated server customers from Sept 2012