There are some website security and performance services that just nail everything and give you the best of both worlds. When you can't have the best security and performance features, security is the way to go. Clients are more forgiving of waiting a little longer if they know that their information is safe. With dotDefender you can reassure your customers that your website is safe and they don't have to worry about contracting a virus because they visited your site. If you are looking for a service that also boosts the performance of your website you will want to look elsewhere.
This particular website security and performance service focuses much more on the security than performance. With dotDefender uses web application firewall. The firewall works on a cloud based platform so you don't have to worry about installing any application on your computer. This website security service offers protection against SQL injection as well as cross-site scripting. This prevents hackers from mucking about with the code on your website. But beyond safeguarding the code, we would have liked to see more options for protecting against spam and malicious bots.
When it comes to website performance this service is lacking. There are no tools for improving the performance and speed of your website. Because this is an online service you don't have to worry about the security portion of it slowing your website down. But, a security service that would also keep your website running quickly is even more useful. dotDefender just can't provide that.
This website security service has an easy-to-use management console that lets you keep an eye on all of your sites. We like that you can manage all of your sites from one location. The interface is fairly straightforward, partly because there aren't as many tools available with this product. So long as you have an internet connection you can see how your website is doing.
There aren't as many options when it comes to the help and support. They do provide an email address, so if you have any questions, and don't need an answer immediately, this is a good way to get some of your questions answered. If you need more immediate answers to your questions you can call them. We would have liked to see a community where you can go to get information about the most recent forms of attacks.
If you find that you don't need to boost your site's performance then dotDefender might be the service for you. It offers protection from SQL injection as well as cross-site scripting. We were disappointed there weren't tools for increasing performance, but this website security service does cover your basic security needs.