Close the existing open doors on your websites.
The websites almost systematically presents to visitors an e-mail address and a contact, a newsletter subscription or an account creation form.
These generic functionalities are offered as standard by website creation-management tools because they are naturally interesting for engaging and creating a relationship with the website visitor.
The problem is that these elements offer publicly and generically a very tempting, standardized and easy-to-exploit opportunity to certain players who use them to get into your site, your messaging and even up to your network and IT system.
These are weak points in terms of cyber security.
In the best of cases you are invaded by advertising spams and fake contacts but this pollutes you and already gives unnecessary workload to your teams, while not reassuring in the face of the flood received.
How can you do?
A radical and rather simple solution to implement is to remove any e-mail address-link from your pages and to deactivate all the standard tools forms on your website.
So you close the doors wide open and eliminate 99% of the flows that attack you.
Unfortunately, you also deprive yourself of any potential customer capture...
You have three options left:
1 - Do not change anything in the forms and completely isolate your website from the rest of your infrastructure. But you will have to continue to manage problems at the level of the website itself and recover the interesting data there to transport them in your internal systems and applications...
2 - Implement your own specific web forms with specific input controls on your website and direct the filtered and encrypted data directly to a suitable, well-protected receiving system.
If you are a large organization, have the teams to do this work and ensure its operation, this will represent a burden but it is possible and generally viable. On the other hand, for the vast majority of websites of small structures without technical teams and with very limited means and resources, this solution is not viable.
But if you are an Eralys customer, and better yet already a user of our Eralys Information Management System (I.M.S.) you can put this solution in place in just a few minutes or hours following what we present to you here below.
3 - Opt for Eralys Remote Web Forms Services Platform (please visit the corresponding Use Case).
With I.M.S., Eralys provides a simple, fast and inexpensive solution to implement immediately, either complete or partial, or complementary solution, sized for individual to large companies. Indeed, I.M.S. thanks to its structure and tools, without programming, in just a few clicks, allows you to define, to add customized web forms and datafields. Then to manage them as you need and to made it available for your use.
1 - in I.M.S. define and configure
Define and structure the data and the parameters you need and to be collected from visitors for analyzing and update your business data management system (lead, marketing, sales, inventory, support,...)
In I.M.S. in a few clicks, without programming and without limits, using the screen designer add the necessary fields and codes in the Modules and tools.
Example: add topics of interests in relation to your products, services and your business, geographic area, job, dates, income, scoring and ranking...
- the more different the forms and the more specific things to enter and validate, the more you make it difficult for hackers and other unwanted people and bots...
- think about a language field if your business is international
- think about IDs, codes, parameters you use in your legacy system or marketing, mailling and other tools to streamline the operation.
- think also about Data Protection regulation and its management
Add all the fields you need
Example here for contacts
2 - Create your web forms
Using I.M.S. Webform tool create all the forms you need.
Select the I.M.S. Module and set owner and the return url.
Define the fields you will have in the form.
Order the fields as you like.
Set fields parameters : mandatory, hidden, label, value...
You also can add a file upload field if required.
Adapt and organize the fields
in the form as you need.
3 - Implement I.M.S. webform codes into your website html pages
Cut and Paste
You or your webmaster paste the code into an existing page. Save the page. That's it !
Create a new page
You or your webmaster add a new page to your website, then Paste the code into. Save the new page. That's it !
According to your website design, adapt the look and feel if requested
You can adapt the design code as you like to make it transparent for visitors.
Now you have more data customized forms, collect it directly in I.M.S. and you are much more safe.
Our Eralys I.M.S. system can do many things for you. Discover possibilities and other use cases.