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Our Cybersecurity Commitment

Cybersecurity has become more important than ever. With the massive attack ad breach of 18,000 US companies, organizations, and government agencies. How can a small business stand a chance? Vontainment incorporates enterprise and military-grade security in all our projects. We build highly secure networks, websites, servers, cloud services, and more. How do we bring this high level of security at a price a small business can afford? We employ the work of the open-source community. Brilliant programmers from around the globe work together on building free open source solutions. These solutions can match if not regularly beat commercial options.

Open Source means free software that publicly displays and makes available the source code. Anyone can take the code and help progress the software or give it their own spin. It also means we can all see any vulnerabilities, backdoors, malware, or other problems. Open Source software is globally vetted by its user base, meaning you know it’s safe. Some of the most know software is open source.

WordPress: It makes up almost 40% of all websites.

VLC Player: Most popular video player.

Openssh: Basically it’s been on almost every server globally since 1999.

Linux: The operating system that runs most servers and which Android, iOS, and Mac OS are built from.

PHP: PHP is used by 78.9% of all websites with a known server-side programming language. So almost 8 out of every 10 websites that you visit on the Internet are using PHP in some way.

Chrome and Firefox: Together these open-source browsers make up 95% of browser usage.

Securing Websites, Ecommerce, and Cloud Services in Southwest Florida

In today’s digital world, your online presence is under constant attack. Even small businesses in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral are just as vulnerable as large corporations in major cities. At Vontainment, we understand the importance of protecting your online assets and take steps to ensure you’re not an easy target.

Our multi-layered security approach for all our websites includes the use of three powerful firewalls. At the server level, we implement IPtables, the standard in Linux security, which only allows the minimal ports needed for providing services. The second firewall, at the network level, blocks access to administration ports for all but whitelisted IPs. And finally, we use Cloudflare in front of every site to filter out bad traffic and bots, allowing us to block access by continent and country when necessary.

In addition to these firewalls, we also utilize fail2ban on all servers. This application monitors firewall logs for repeated failed login attempts, banning the offending IP for an extended time. To further enhance security, we employ ed25519 elliptical cryptography keys instead of passwords wherever possible.

As a Port Charlotte Cyber Security specialist, we recognize that countries like Russia and China are the main sources of cyberattacks, often in the form of “bots” that test servers and websites for weaknesses. Depending on your business requirements, we can block all traffic from one or both of these countries’ IP ranges. We also use crowdsourced IP ban lists that auto-update with current attack IPs.

Most importantly, we tailor our security measures to your specific needs. Whether you require a hands-on approach or access to certain areas of your site, we’re happy to set you up with the right level of control.

So, don’t wait for an attack to happen; safeguard your digital assets with Vontainment’s Port Charlotte Cyber Security services today.

Robust Cyber Security Solutions For Port Charlotte

At Vontainment, we understand the importance of securing your online presence, and we take pride in offering top-notch cyber security solutions in Port Charlotte and all of Southwest Florida. Our approach to cyber security ensures that your website and online data stay protected at all times.

Our cyber security strategy begins with a Web Application Firewall (WAF) on your website. This powerful tool springs into action on every non-static HTML page load. It filters a long list of potential attacks, blocks repeated admin login attempts, and scans the website framework files for any unauthorized changes or malicious code. Rest assured, we are always vigilant in safeguarding your digital assets.

But we don’t stop there. Our remote servers periodically scan all our clients’ servers for malware. While we can’t claim 100% unbeatable security (no one can), we do have a robust backup plan in place. All websites are backed up daily, both locally and remotely on our servers. We maintain a rotating five-day backup system to ensure that your data is always available.

If you’re using Digital Ocean services, we also back up the server fully daily at midnight, keeping a rotating set of three backups. In the rare event of a security breach, we can redeploy a hacked site in under five minutes.

When setting up cloud services, we only use the most secure and trusted frameworks, employing the appropriate defenses based on the service, location, and type. Our commitment to your security has been unwavering over the years. In our 20 years of web design, we’ve never had a single client’s site hacked. Additionally, during our last ten years of network and cloud services, we have not experienced any security breaches.

Experience the Vontainment difference and let us provide you with unparalleled cyber security solutions for your business in Port Charlotte and beyond. Your digital safety is our top priority.

Servers, Data And Preventing Cyber Attacks

Our recommended host for websites and cloud services not located on-premise is Digital Ocean. For web design clients who use our suggested host and technologies. We set up web servers on Digital Ocean capable of 500k to 750k visitors over the course of a day with no issue. These servers run all open-source software. The key components are MySQL, PHP, and Apache webserver. We hide these behind an Nginx reverse proxy. This allows us to make the backend services such as PHP, MySQL, Redis, and others only available through Unix Sockets vs TCP ports. (TCP is internet ports leaving just your firewall for defense, Unix sockets can only be connected to by the host computer. They are also 20% faster.)

The Most Trusted Software

The Nginx reverse proxy is a powerful tool not only in cybersecurity but in making your site lighting fast. Unlike normal where websites dynamically rebuild each page loads. Nginx server static content to areas not changed. It’s able to do as much for page speed as it is for security. It blocks access to files that contain sensitive information or could be used to attack.

End To End Encryption

All our sites, applications, and servers employ top end-to-end encryption. Either your data go where it was meant to or someone will just see gibberish. We use Linux user accounts and file permissions to appropriately keep you safe. This usually allows for a safer experience. It also prevents any possible hackers from gaining access.

Redundant Backups

We use 3 layers of backups for redundancy meaning we can have you back up in a few minutes with minimal data loss. Backups are as important to cybersecurity as prevention. We only use secure encrypted versions of protocols like SFTP or ftps (yes two different things) The email software we use is protected from spammer access with rate limits found appropriate for your usage. For mail servers that handle both sending and receiving of mail@yourdomain we only have encrypted ports available as to not risk passwords over plain text. We also use new mail DNS to prevent spoofing by spammers. DMARC passes or fails a message based on whether the message’s From header matches the sending domain when SPF or DKIM checks the message.

Networking, Computers, And Other Services At Your Location

We always build secure systems and networks. Using advanced firewalls to protect internal networks as well as intrusion detection and only allowing external access to local services remotely by way of a reverse proxy.

A reverse proxy is a server that fetches requests from local services and delivers them to users at remote locations with end-to-end encryption, powerful authentication, and dedication to security. The proxy acts as a gateway for remote users to access local services on a network. With only one point of entry, we are able to beef up the security at that point making anyone who wants access who is unauthorized have to work very hard to get anywhere. Since a proxy is not interacted with like a workstation, reading emails, or surfing the web it’s low risk for malware that could bypass security.

We try to avoid VNC and other remote desktops and VPN (virtual private networks) like OpenVPN and IPsec. These are frequently targeted as weak points. Though they are needed under some circumstances. If they are, we employ them in advanced and secure methods. We only use WireGuard VPN as it is fast, secure & open-source. Built with only 40k lines of code vs OpenVPN millions. Protect remote services with WireGuard or reverse proxies. Make sure there is a secure gateway between computers and the internet.

Our Core Values Are Cybersecurity Oriented

You can feel safe with us! We follow every rule and guideline for security as well as going above and beyond. We employ the best security as well as making it transparent, automatic, and affectless of your user experience. Furthermore, we stay ahead of our competition using the newest tech. We take your security seriously and don’t let our pride cause disaster. We can’t say that our services provide hacker-proof 100% secure systems. No one can, as good as We are We know there is someone better. What we can guarantee is our best work.

Cybersecurity is at the core of our business. We specialize in open-source software, modern tech, fast optimized code, standards-compliant work, and in that you can make a statement without going over the top. That is why our designs are minimalistic but eye-catching. Our core philosophies don’t make our work hackproof, but they do lower the attack surface.

Our security measures are best when projects are done with our recommended software, hosts, and 3rd party services. Though we understand that you may know what you want, it may not fit our recommendations. We will always work hard to keep you secure and yet create your desired project. So if you’re looking to get a new website, cloud application, or looking for cybersecurity consulting, please give Us a call!!

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