Protect Your Content Management System

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While there’s no disputing the need or the effectiveness of utilizing a solid content management system in today’s fast paced, business world, there are a few considerations that must be taken to keep your system protected.

Ensure that you are always running the latest version of your CMS and update your system on a regular basis taking note of any vulnerabilities that may need attention.

Use only trusted sources for your themes and plugins. Although they may be tempting, to ensure the safety of your platform avoid using free themes and plugins.

You should never stick with the mere default settings of your system.  It’s a good rule of thumb to change the default “ADMIN” name and rename the default database prefixes as well.

It’s also a good idea to reduce credentials, using the administrator account only to perform updates and for changing themes and plugins. Simple tasks should not require administrator-level access to a system.

Strong passwords are a huge key to protecting any system in the digital age.

Protect your .htaccess file with code to prevent others from reading and writing files.

Use cloud-based security service to protect your website from bad agents and other potential attacks.

Always back up your CMS installations regularly, and ensure that you have a concrete recovery plan in place given the case you experience some kind of failure or mishap.

And of course the last step to ensuring the security of your CMS platform is to contact Imagex to speak with one of their representatives about their various options.

Imagex provides M-Files, Dell EMC app Xtender, and Image Silo. Contact us to discuss the best system to meet your companies needs.