Ethical Hacking

Business continuity depends on your systems being secure.

Our services include the provisioning of many enterprise-grade security protections for website, intranets, email, documents, servers, hosted servers, operating systems and custom web applications. In a forever-changing security landscape, we can provide a level of assurance and peace of mind to business owners and their staff.

Hacking techniques are surfacing daily and year by year attacks continue to rise globally. In fact, Symantec disclosed in a paper that more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware were caught in 2015. This is up 36 percent from the year before.

With Digital Catalyst you can feel confident with the security of your systems without having to compromise your services with heavy password layers and slow 3rd party protection wrappers. Our services are also penetration tested to verify they will stand up to real-world hacker attacks.

When it comes to protection, prevention is always better than a cure.


Our web application security solutions include:

Email Obfuscation

We encrypt email addresses you choose to display on your website by scrambling them in the source code. This prevents bots from reading and harvesting emails while retaining visibility to human visitors. We include this feature with our base hosting plan.

Inclusions: Base Hosting Plan

Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

Web application assessment, penetration testing, and scripting to identify and close potential exploit vulnerability points (SQL injection, cross site scripting, and other forms of attacks) and malware removal and clean up processes.

Inclusions: Addon

Ongoing System Maintenance

Maintenance and security patching is a critical defence line. Up to date hosted environments and web applications are your best protection from exploitation from new vulnerabilities as they get discovered.

Inclusions: Addon

Backup Protection

Protecting your hosted servers, websites, applications and emails is critical. We design custom solutions for when backups occur, how often they occur, and the type of backups (folder/ file, disk image, DRaaS) provided with an SLA.

Inclusions: Addon

Webform Protection

On our framework your webforms are protected from webform spam, sql injections, and other intrusions. We do this with a variety of methods including honeypots, DNS bouncing of bad IP neighbourhoods, and other methods to deflect unwanted attention.

Inclusions: Addon

SSL Security Encryption

Secure Socket Layers / HTTPS is a must-have for modern websites. By using SSL your site encrypts data such as passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information while it is in transit (inbound and outbound) to ensure it is kept confidential.

Inclusions: Addon

Firewall Protection

Our web application firewall uses "collective intelligence" meaning new threats from one website can be shared to block threats on other websites sitting on our global network. Block heavy hitters, bad neighbourhoods, IPs, or whole countries.

Inclusions: Addon

Content Scrape Protection

Prevent copying or stealing information and images from your website by making it harder than it usually is. Tools include disabling text selection, copy to clipboard, right-clicking, layering of transparent images, and hiding content from search engines.

Inclusions: Addon

DNS Protection with DNSSEC

Recently vulnerabilities in DNS were discovered that allow an attacker to hijack and control the DNS lookup. It accepts any address given to it no questions asked. DNSSEC secures this by verifying each request before a connection has been established.

Inclusions: Addon

SSL Forcing with HSTS

HTTP Strict Transport Security is a header which sets a website to enforce use of SSL security in client web browsers to prevent downgrade attacks, SSL stripping, and cookie hijacking. Forced SSL is important for websites needing higher security.

Inclusions: Addon

Traffic Rate Limiters

Rate limiting provides granular control for detecting bad traffic, customised rulesets to ensure that your legitimate visitors are not impacted, and insights on how to improve and capitalise on your security position as system attacks continue to evolve.

Inclusions: Addon

Protections from DDoS & DRDoS

Our enterprise-class infrastructure has the capacity to absorb more than 20 times than the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. By operating at the network edge, it protects your website against all forms of DDoS attacks.

Inclusions: Addon