by | 10 Oct 2015

Websites: an essential tool for SMEs

For 67% of SMEs, a website is an essential tool to generate leads, develop its brand awareness, and increase its turnover. Yet, the budget for their protection is a pittance and one in two SMEs does not even have a cyber security solution. Discover in this article the extent of risks for SMEs and an all-in-one solution to protect your website.

The appetite of SMBs for digital tools

According to a Linkeo study, 67% of SMBs use a website as the main vehicle to create growth and sales increase. Nearly 53% of prospects have known the company through its website. The importance of safety is paramount, yet one in two businesses does not have cybersecurity solution because of the excessive cost or because of a lack of technical skills.


An IPSOS study reveals that the security investment to consider is minimal compared to the average costs of an attack which can easily reach several thousand euros (Read the article “The impacts of an eCommerce hacked website“). Data value is inscreasing, and are the favorite target of hackers. SMEs are aware of the importance of cybersecurity for the sustainability of their business. However, they do not know that there are solutions suited to their profiles.

Security risks for SMEs

93% of businesses were highly damaged after a cyber attack (shutdown, data and intellectual property theft, etc….). In 82% of cases, data loss and intrusion led to a financial loss.

SMEs are insufficiently protected. Contrary to popular thinking, data theft affect more often small businesses than large companies. Without forgetting that SMEs neglect their security to focus on their core business. They are easy targets!

Many studies underline the importance of data security for customers’ confidence, but with a limited investment it is difficult for SMEs to deal with the growing cybersecurity risks.

What cybersecurity solution is best suited to gain the trust of its customers?

In Europe, cyber security solutions for SMEs are lagging. Cloud solutions is the key to provide an acceptable level of safety, without financial and technical constraints. For SMEs, offering the best prices and devote himself to innovation is not enough to deal with competitors.

OZON cybersecurity solution offers an unparalleled level of protection and reliability to secure online transactions. From researching to buying, ensure the safety of your customers data:

  • Detect vulnerabilies: continuously assess the risk level of your website and automatically generate appropriate security policies.
  • Protection against cyber attacks: block attacks in real-time before they reach your eCommerce site.
  • Fraud prevention: each commercial transaction is valued in real time to calculate the level of risk.
  • 24/7 Monitoring: a team of experts constantly monitors the emergence of new vulnerabilities and attacks to better protect your website.

OZON Cybersecurity is a cloud based solution that does not require any technical skills, and is 100% compatible with all types of CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento) and eCommerce platforms (Prestashop, oscommerce, Shopify).