At Echo, we’ve formed a great partnership with WP Engine. As our hosting provider, WP Engine delivers a website management platform for WordPress administrators that is unmatched.
As a premier partner with WP Engine, we recently invested in some new functionality that brings additional security to our clients’ websites. First, we’ve upgraded to their Global Edge Security program. This security add-on brings Enterprise-grade security to echo sites. Global Edge security blocks the most common vectors for website attacks including:
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- SQL Injection
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
We’ve also partnered with WP Engine to bring automated WordPress and plugin updates to echo sites. Previously we updated WordPress and related plugins and themes on a monthly basis. This was a manual process. By upgrading to their new Smart Plugin Manager, we are now updating our websites weekly.
Smart Plugin Manager is a WP Engine feature that keeps our websites secure by automatically updating all of our WordPress plugins to ensure that they’re always up-to-date. Additionally, Smart Plugin Manager will check to ensure that the updates are working as expected and that the update did not cause any visual problems on your site. In the event that a plugin update causes an issue, Smart Plugin Manager will automatically revert the updates and restore your site to its previous state.
When you consider the fact that more than half of all hacks or malware attacks occur due to vulnerable, outdated plugins, a more timely update is a big deterrent to website threats.
For more information on the key benefits of hosting your site with Echo and WP Engine, please contact us to learn more.