Why do I need Patchman?
Research has shown that 60% of business fail within 6 months of a cyberattack. The major reason for this is due to the loss of business through having your website offline and the expense of recovery. <br /><br />With the number of cyberattacks increasing rapidly and growing in sophistication, the chances of becoming a victim are greater than ever and website owners need to put robust protections in place.<br /><br />The biggest threat to CMS websites, like WordPress, Drupal, Magento and Joomla, is the exploitation of vulnerabilities in outdated CMS software, eCommerce platforms and plugins. Cybercriminals use these to infect your site with malware that can carry out a wide range of actions. These can include ransoms, data theft, deleting files and data, taking your site offline or taking it over to carry out malicious activities like redirecting links to scam websites.<br /><br />Patchman is specifically designed to protect CMS. It seeks out outdated software and patches them to remove vulnerabilities while scanning your site for signs of malware infection.
How do I install and set up Patchman?
Once you have purchased your Patchman plan, our team will take care of the installation and setup for you. The service will begin operating as soon as this happens without you needing to do anything.
How does Patchman work?
Patchman has a two-step approach to removing vulnerabilities and malware. If either is detected, the first step is to send you an immediate notification by email. This enables you to access the Patchman dashboard, find out what remedial action is needed and, if you need to, carry it out manually. <br /><br />The opportunity for manual action is important for websites that need to use legacy software or which have made modifications to their coding that could be affected by automated patching or malware removal. <br /><br />If remedial action is not carried out manually, Patchman then automates the process. Infections are quarantined after 24 hours and vulnerable software patched after 10 days. <br /><br />Importantly, Patchman only patches specific security vulnerabilities rather than updating the entire application, as this can affect the website's functionality. In the unlikely event that a patch does affect your website's functionality, Patchman enables you to undo the patching and roll back. You can also reapply the patch if required.
How do I access my Patchman dashboard?
The Patchman dashboard can be accessed in cPanel or Plesk. Here, you can perform manual scans, find a list of detected applications and see whether they are outdated, see a list of any vulnerabilities and take actions to remove them.