Protecting a web domain is essential
When we create a Web page we must keep some very important aspects in mind. It is essential that it works well, that it is fast, offers a good performance in order to be able to position itself better in search engines such as Google and, in general, that there are no problems that can hinder its proper functioning.
However, to all this we must add something that is very important: protect the domain. It is necessary to avoid that the information of the users can be intercepted, that an attacker can inject malicious code or use add-ons that could be a danger.
Therefore, protecting the web domain is very important. It is increasingly essential to have an encrypted page, which has a security certificate. That will give guarantees to visitors, since otherwise they could see that this page is not trustworthy and they would directly leave. There are fewer and fewer HTTP pages and most are encrypted.
There are tools that help us quickly check if a web domain is safe and adequately protected. One of them is PowerDMARC, which we will talk about. It is very easy to use.
PowerDMARC, a tool to know if the domain is secure
We can use PowerDMARC to know if a web domain is secure or on the contrary it has some type of vulnerability. This will help those responsible for the website know at all times if the site is secure or if they should apply something to improve reliability. But it will also be interesting for anyone to see the information about a web page that interests us.
The first thing we have to do to perform a search and to see the security of a domain is to access the PowerDMARC web page. There we will find a search engine in the central part of the web. We simply have to put the URL that interests us, for example it could be redeszone.net. Keep in mind that we should not put http or www; just the domain name and the extension.
Once we have put the domain that interests us we give it to Check now. It will automatically start to perform an analysis to detect whether or not there are some security parameters on that website.
At first, it shows us a summary table where a score appears, measured in percentage, which already tells us a little if that site is safe or not. The higher that percentage, the better.
This free service helps us find DNS record errors. We can see the details and be able to correct them as soon as possible if necessary. The score that it shows us is very useful to, once we have made the changes, check if it has improved or not. This will serve as a guide to improve the security of our website in the future.
It will also indicate different errors that may exist, as for example in the image above it will indicate whether or not it has detected errors in SPF. In this case it would be an analysis of the email server, to verify if when someone receives an email they check if the sender’s IP has been authorized in the SPF record.
But it is not the only thing that analyzes. Check the following:
How to keep a secure web domain
We have seen how we can use the PowerDMARC tool to analyze if a web domain is secure or not, according to some parameters that it analyzes. Now we are going to give some tips to ensure that our domain, our site in short, is safe and can give a good image to visitors.
Have an SSL certificate
Something very important is that our website has an SSL certificate. It is essential that a page is HTTPS, since otherwise we would give a bad image in the face of users, but also for web positioning. Security is something very important at all levels, whatever the device or service we use. This makes the search engines themselves also take security into account.
Therefore, something essential for our domain to be secure is to have an SSL certificate. We can say that today it is something basic that cannot be missing.
Use a trusted extension
We must also use a correct extension. We can use many very different ones. For example the generic .com, .net or .org. Also the country code ones, such as .es, .pt or .fr. But there are others that are not as well known and could be a security problem in case of problems. Our advice is always to use an extension that is reliable.
Always keep the page updated
Of course our website must always be updated. We must not make it obsolete. There are many problems that can arise. There are many vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to carry out their attacks. We must always install the latest versions and correct any type of failure that may appear.
Protect access data
Neither can it fail to adequately protect the data to access to that domain. We always have to create a password that is strong and complex. It must contain letters (upper and lower case), numbers and also other random symbols that can protect us. It is something that we must change periodically to add an extra layer of security, just as it is convenient to activate two-step authentication.
Ultimately, protecting the security of a web domain is very important. We have seen how to use PowerDMARC to analyze a domain. We have also given some basic tips for our website.