Suga Magazine Online

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Cecilia Sagote

Astra has been a great addition to my website. It has maintained the utmost level of security with great ease of use. The team has been a delight to work with and I would strongly recommend!
Cecilia Sagote, Suga Magazine

About Suga Magazine Online

Cecilia Sagote is the founder of Suga Magazine, a widely read journal by the Pacific & Samoan community. After gaining prominence as an offline magazine, Suga was soon launched for the online community in 2013.

Today, Suga Magazine has a huge global readership and a massive social media following. Working with some top brand advertisers Suga has enjoyed the top spot in its genre. Its loyal followers and ever growing online viewership make Suga's online presence consequential passing day.

The Suga Magazine Use Case

Suga Magazine enjoys a multitude of online traffic daily. Every minute some user around the world is browsing through the website or downloading the latest edition of magazine. This means that any downtime to website means loss of business and reputation big time. All alarms went off when users started tweeting and writing to Cecilia alerting her that Suga's website was down. Suga's technical team could not comprehend what went wrong as analysis was unable to reveal any grave issues with the website's infrastructure. They suspected that someone might have hacked the website. Eventually, Cecilia wrote to us and we took charge of the situation from there.

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Suga's Requirements

  • Quick malware cleanup and speedy restoration of the magazine online ASAP
  • Analysis of how the WordPress website got hacked
  • A solution that will ensure continued security of website
  • Security solution that won't slow down their site or affect user experience
  • A solution easily understandable by the website's non-tech could use

We understood that with every passing minute, a non-operational website was resulting in a tremendous loss of readership. With top priority, our security team started working within 15 minutes of Cecilia contacting us. Our diagnosis indicated that an attacker had injected malicious Base64 encoded code into Suga's core Wordpress files. A backdoor was found communicating with servers in Ukraine. Eventually, we successfully exposed all instances of the malicious code and removed it. Additionally, all potential susceptible areas in the code were sanitized to avoid any future occurrence of such vulnerabilities. To ensure round-the-clock real time protection ASTRA was deployed on the Suga website.

Results & Benefits

Astra has become the gatekeeper of Suga Magazine now. Stopping bots, malware and threats like SQLi, XSS, LFI in real time, the tech team is now at great ease with Astra deployed.

The key benefits which according to Suga Magazine's CEO:

Increased Relevant Traffic - With Astra deployed, bad traffic doesn't hit the website at all. Moreover, this has helped in achieving better search engine rankings too

Easy to Use - Astra was very easy to deploy and always ranks us high in terms of security status of the website. Daily reports by Astra keep us informed about the daily security status of our website

Peace of Mind - After experiencing a hack recently, we are so much at peace knowing that Astra is taking care of our website's security

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