Dome9 Security Protects Access to WordPress Servers with Innovative Cloud Security Service

New WordPress Integration Delivers Critical Layer of Security for More than 50 Million WordPress Sites

Aug 09, 2011, 08:17 ET from Dome9 Security

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HostingCon 2011 (Dome9 Booth No. 236) – Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud server security management service for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today at HostingCon 2011 announced new support for the WordPress.org platform hosted on cloud, dedicated and virtual private servers.  Dome9 Security is exhibiting in Booth No. 236 at HostingCon 2011 in San Diego this week.

WordPress is the most popular website and blog platform, supporting more than 50 million websites.  Its platform supports secure, SSL-based administration for securing WordPress servers.  Despite this security, SSL encrypts only communications between the browser and the server, but a simple username and password are typically the only line of defense between an unauthorized user and a WordPress site.  A hacker can browse to the open 443 administration port (by default at https://company.com/wp-admin) and simply brute force the login.  Once inside, a hacker has total control of the website.  Additionally, the attacker can take advantage of any zero-day exploit that may be available on the WordPress login section.

With Dome9, administrative ports (i.e., 443 to …/wp-admin) for WordPress websites are closed by default, and access is available on-demand via Dome9 Central.  Thus, when a hacker browses to the WordPress administrative login page s/he is blocked from seeing the page at all.  The Dome9 service enables WordPress administrators to secure both the communications (via SSL) and the server access (via Dome9) to ensure no unauthorized person can access or attempt to brute force the WordPress website.  For more information, see http://www.dome9.com/securing-wordpress-servers.

"Securing WordPress sites with Dome9 is fast and easy, and provides a critical layer of security for today's most popular website and blog platform," said Dave Meizlik, Dome9 VP of Marketing.  "Dome9's unique Secure Access Lease™ technology automates WordPress server access, closing all administrative ports by default and ensuring only authorized administrators have access when and how they need.  This prevents hackers from even reaching the WordPress admin login page."

Dome9 is a first-of-its-kind service that dynamically manages cloud server security across infrastructure and hosting platforms, including Amazon's EC2, RackSpace, GoGrid, and now WordPress servers hosted on cloud, dedicated or virtual private servers.  Leveraging either its light-weight agent or hosting providers' security APIs, Dome9 dynamically configures firewall access ensuring all administrative ports are closed by default; or opened only when, for whom, and for as long as is required to access the cloud server.  Dome9 works for virtual machines in private or public clouds, as well as for dedicated servers, supporting Linux and Windows servers running all virtualization technologies (including VMware, Citrix XEN, KVM, Parallels & Microsoft's Hyper-V).

To sign up for a free trial of Dome9 to protect a WordPress or other server, visit http://www.dome9.com.

About Dome9 Security

Dome9 is the leader in cloud security management-as-a-service.  Available for the enterprise and hosting providers, Dome9 provides dynamic security policy control for Clouds, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and Amazon's EC2 Security Groups, across all major operating systems and service providers.  Its key innovation is the ability to provide secure access leasing – dynamically generated, time-based secure access to cloud servers, which enables customers to close all server administrative ports by default.  Dome9 is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is venture backed by Opus Capital Ventures.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dome9.com/.

Dome9, Dome9 Central. Dome9 Connect and Dome9 Agent are registered trademarks of Dome9 Security. All other trademarks are registered to their respective companies. Copyright© Dome9 2011.

Editorial Contact:
Dan Spalding
Spalding Communications, LLC
(408) 960-9297
dan@spaldingcomm.com

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