What is Blacklisting?
A blacklist is a list that blocks email delivery to certain domains and email addresses. Blacklisting blocks a user’s ability to send a message to its intended recipient. Blacklisting can be avoided by using email delivery management tools. Blacklisting can also occur when an IP address is blacklisted. These blacklistings can spread to other domains.
Cybercriminals can take down thousands of websites every day. Sometimes hackers place malicious code on a page to record keystrokes of users to steal their credentials and information regarding financial transactions made on the Internet.
Malicious software can be hidden so well on websites that even experts will have trouble detecting it. This is not just for website owners, but also for those who aren’t web developers. Many companies maintain blacklists that are used for various purposes. They all have the same goal: to block spam from email systems.
Google, for example, regularly checks billions upon billions of websites and warns users about potentially dangerous resources to protect confidential data or prevent infecting their devices with malicious software.
There are many reasons why your domain/IP has been blacklisted
Websites that distribute malware, such as worms and viruses, are blacklisted. This can significantly impact the performance of computers. Hackers can gain easy access to websites through a variety of methods.
Web applications are intended to enhance the user’s online experience. However, hackers can embed malware on websites. Web applications can pose a threat if they are not properly monitored.
Servers can also expose websites to security threats. FTP servers are the most vulnerable and simple platform that servers use on the Internet. These web servers could have problems with their configurations and setup. These issues are often overlooked by administrators who fail to properly install security measures. Hackers can easily gain access to targeted websites by this.
Hackers can easily access websites by using simple passwords. Hackers can easily compromise security systems and spread malware to access sensitive data.
Unsecure connections and sniffing
FTP connections are known to be vulnerable and password sniffing is now a common occurrence. They enable Trojans to be easily installed and can “sniff” user login information, which hackers can use to gain access to user’s websites and spread malicious code. Visitors to the “affected sites” expose personal data and other websites are also vulnerable.
Comodo cWatch – Prevents blacklisting and executes a website blacklist check
Websites can be infected with malicious computer code by malicious hackers and automated robots. Search engines, security companies, browser manufacturers, and browser makers will block users from visiting compromised websites to protect web surfers. Blacklisting websites can happen for many reasons. These other reasons include the fact that hackers can use websites to send spam and phishing emails, as well as to persuade Internet users to visit fake banks sites, buy pharmaceutical drugs, and so on.
Comodo cWatch Web, a Managed Security Service for websites and apps, is available. This web security tool provides you with a Web Application Firewall, (WAF), provisioned over a Secure Content Delivery Network. It is a fully managed solution that is provided by a Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC), staffed 24x7x365. The CSOC is staffed with certified security analysts and powered by a Security Information and Event Management system (SIEM). This allows you to leverage data from over 85 million endpoints to detect and mitigate potential threats before they happen.
cWatch’s CSOC, a blacklist-preventive tool, is known for identifying and analyzing potential threats and then executing necessary actions to maintain optimal security. The CSOC increases the capabilities of an IT department to protect applications and networks, as well as manage complex security incidents investigations.
These are the key features of the CSOC:
- Blacklist repair
- Real-time event monitoring
- Fully managed WAF
- Analysis and threat investigations
- Risk assessment reports
- Website Blacklist Checker
- vulnerability scans and PCI compliance
- Management and response to incidents
- Suspected application engineering and reverse malware
- Expert tuning and configuration management
- Continuous policy and prevention update
- A team of security analysts certified in 24x7x365 surveillance
Comodo cWatch provides additional protection by providing the following layers:
- Malware Monitoring & Remediation: CWatch will assist in detecting and providing tools and methods to eliminate it. It also helps prevent future malware attacks.
- Web Application Firewall: The WAF (Web Application Firewall) from scratch provides powerful edge protection for websites and web applications. It offers advanced security, filtering, and intrusion prevention.
- Secure Content Delivery Network, (CDN), This global network of distributed servers is designed to increase the performance of web apps and websites.
- Security Information and Event Management: Advanced intelligence which can leverage current events and data from over 85M+ endpoints and more than 100M+ domains.
- PCI Scanning This scanning allows merchants and service providers to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, (PCI DSS).