3 Online Tools to Help Businesses Prevent Cyberattacks

3 Online Tools to Help Businesses Prevent Cyberattacks

Without these online tools, your business could be vulnerable to cyberattacks risking the information of your employees and customers.

If you have a website, online account or some type of web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack.

The news seems to only care about the most well-known companies and their high-profile cyberattacks, but that doesn't mean small businesses aren't vulnerable. Due to a lack of resources, most small businesses leave their websites, accounts and networks at risk just because they think they don't have the money to secure them. These companies make great targets and will continue to be taken advantage of by cybercriminals until they take cybersecurity seriously.

To help protect these small businesses, here is a list of three online security tools to get your started.


NSFOCUS provides a Complete Service Provider DDoS Mitigation Solution that protects both customers and infrastructure while enabling providers to deliver Managed DDoS Services with multi-tenant Platform that produces the lowest operating costs in the industry. The solution combines cloud and on-premises DDoS defenses with world-class global threat intelligence, working in unison to automatically defeat every size, duration, and frequency of DDoS attacks. The solution enables service providers to deliver new revenue-generating services and offset the cost of DDoS mitigation.

Qualys FreeScan

Qualys FreeScan service enables you to safely and accurately scan your network for security threats and vulnerabilities, and experience the benefits offered by the award-winning Qualys Cloud Platform.

Perimeter scanning detects security vulnerabilities across the entire network. Web application scanning detects vulnerabilities in web applications of all sizes. Malware detection scans websites for malware infections and threats. FreeScan is a free vulnerability scanner and network security tool for business networks. FreeScan is limited to ten unique security scans of Internet accessible assets. FreeScan provides a detailed report that can be used to correct and fix security threats proactively.

Open Threat Exchange

Open Threat Exchange, hosted by AlienVault, is an open threat information network. It provides real-time, actionable information for all participants. It delivers community-generated threat data, enables collaborative research, and automates the process of updating your security infrastructure with threat data from any source. OTX enables anyone in the security community to actively discuss, research, validate, and share the latest threat data, trends, and techniques, strengthening your defenses while helping others do the same.

AlienVault also offers a free Reputation Monitor Alert, a service that alerts you whenever your public IPs and domains appear in the threat exchange network, indicating they could be compromised.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

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