|Search engines, the heart of the internet, reserve the right to blacklist websites. Blacklisting can mean that a company does not show in search results or that a warning is given if a user clicks on a blacklisted website. Websites become blacklisted for a variety of reasons. The two most frequent reasons are:
The malware could be intentional (i.e. phishing, spoofed websites) or unintentional (i.e. website has been hacked or otherwise infected by a third party). A surefire way to get blacklisted is to harbor a website being infected with malware.
Blacklisting has a clear impact to a company's business in two ways:
Getting off the blacklist however can be a time-consuming and involved process that can take up to an average of a week or more. The best approach with your customers is to ensure that their website is malware free and/or if it is affected that the issue be identified quickly and provide a solution that will address the problem.
Symantec has you and your client covered with anti-malware scanning solutions, such as our standalone GeoTrust Daily Anti-Malware Website Scan solution or our more comprehensive bundled solutions that includes industry-leading SSL, Daily Anti-Malware Website Scan, Vulnerability Assessment that can be found in Symantec's Secure Site Pro, Secure Site EV, and Secure Site Pro EV.
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