SiteLock is cloud-based security solution that protects over 5 million websites around the world. The company is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and is founded by security veterans out of MIT, Wharton, Stanford, and Caltech. The service is low cost and targeted primarily at small businesses that typically see website security as expensive and overly complex.
Their security offering sits on top of a global CDN and offers malware detection, bot mitigation, WAF, DDoS protection, anti-virus, email security, and more, all while accelerating website delivery.
The company has raised very little funding and has succeeded primarily by partnering with all the largest shared hosting providers like GoDaddy, Bluehost, and HostGator. With 5 million sites protected, that would make them larger than CloudFlare, although they do not disclose revenue. It appears that most of their sales are through channel partners like Hostgator and GoDaddy that offer the service for as little as $1.50/month to small websites.
The SiteLock TrueSpeed CDN has points of presence in the following locations:
North America: Atlanta, Ashburn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto,
Middle East: Tel Aviv
Europe: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo
Oceania: Auckland, Sydney
South America: Sao Paulo
Pricing & Contract Terms
SiteLock does not share pricing on their own website, so if you want to work with them direct you’ll need to contact a sales rep and get a quote. They do have a number of large resale partners that do publish pricing on their websites, however. HostGator, for example, offers plans starting at $1.67/month up to $16.67/month. The lower level plans give you basic malware protection and access to the CDN on a limited number of pages, while the Enterprise plans give you access to the Web Application Firewall.
Unlike other security services that primarily focus on network and application layer attacks, SiteLock also puts a big focus on malware scanning and removal. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll have access to the following features-
360-degree Malware Scan: scans your website daily for malware and other vulnerabilities and repairs them
TrueShield WAF: protects your applications from attacks like SQL injection and XSS
DDoS Protection: utilizies their global CDN to detect and block network layer volumetric attacks
TrueSpeed Acceleration: offers advanced website acceleration features through the CDN (broken out below)
They also offer professional services like a dedicated security consultant and manual website security reviews with their higher end plans.
Their TrueSpeed CDN includes some advanced web optimization features as well-
Content minification (combining files, removing whitespace, etc)
Session reuse optimization
File compression (Gzip)
TCP optimization & connection pre-pooling (for dynamic acceleration)
Progressive image rendering