Which is the most secure CMS for digital newspapers?
Taking care of your journalistic investment is extremely important, so knowing which is the safest CMS for digital media is crucial. Click here.
Taking care of your journalistic investment is extremely important, so knowing which is the safest CMS for digital media is crucial.
If you own a newspaper or digital media, you should know that security is a key factor to keep in mind. Ensuring secure access and preventing articles from being deleted or edited is essential to take care of your site’s image. That is why you should opt for a CMS such as Thinkindot CMS to leave security issues in expert hands, and allow you to focus on the quality of the content that you generate and publish in your digital newspaper.
Let's start from the beginning. A CMS, also known as "Content Management System" or "Content Manager" is a software developed to facilitate the use of the site for a user without programming knowledge.
A CMS for digital newspapers has specific characteristics designed to enable the journalistic task, and security is a fundamental component in content management.
Why? Because the investment made in content and journalistic work, the creation of a brand, and ultimately the history of the media (short or long) is a capital that must be safeguarded and protected.
We are sure that Thinkindot® is one of the most secure CMS for media, since, for example, it restricts access to the database for certain IPs, it is updated monthly to resolve errors (bugs fixing), it allows the creation of profiles with limited access to certain functions, it uses Firewalls that protect the site from external attacks and, if that was not enough, it provides service through Amazon Web Services among other top-level providers that guarantee all security aspects and ensure the performance of your newspaper, even during large audience peaks.
What does it mean for a CMS to be secure?
A content management system is safe when your entire development team works to have an updated platform, providing the fewest possible errors and solving those that are discovered in a short period of time.
In security, aspects such as database management, file access and password encryption must also be considered; a secure CMS should prevent access to that information from any external threat.
All these factors are very important when choosing a content manager. But the question that must be asked now is: what about the other non-media specific CMS that are often used to make news websites?
WordPress is a content manager originally made for the creation of blogs, although over the years, the community has been generating new functionalities and ways of using it.
Nowadays in WordPress you can create news websites or digital newspapers, but the problem is that it generally makes use of plugins created by third parties, which without updating or control can generate a certain vulnerability that other people take advantage of to damage the site and the brand.
Comparing it with Thinkindot® CMS, being a proprietary platform, its functionalities are developed by an internal team, so there is no third party code that can compromise your website.
Without a doubt, among the content management systems Drupal is the one with the most potential. But it has a limitation, being oriented to programmers makes it difficult to implement new functionalities and obtain what you want if you do not have a technical team.
This software comes with the minimum features installed and requires years of domination, so it surely implies hiring programmers to carry out the implementations, who without proper control or experience on their part, can expose ways of entering the website without permission.
At this point, the Thinkindot® CMS service includes assistance from a trained team that is always attentive to any vulnerability that may occur and is constantly working on implementing new security tools.
Joomla is another content manager that also has a community behind it, but not as big as WordPress.
The security risks it has are a combination of those of Drupal and Wordpress: more complex implementation and use of plugins that could create a vulnerability in the future.
What makes Thinkindot® CMS much secure?
Thinkindot® CMS has the following features that make it one of the most secure CMS for digital newspapers on the market:
- Provides restricted access to the backend: No one will be able to enter the website without a username and password.
- Generates profiles with different permissions: You can generate types of users who can only do specific actions. For example: edit content, edit the cover, access reports, or modify other settings.
- Restricts access to the database by IP.
- It monthly updates (bugs fixing): The platform is constantly being improved and updated so that you do not have to worry about anything other than managing your content and/or managing the resources of your news site.
- It provides service through Amazon's secure servers, which uses first-rate security methods. Would you be interested in knowing more? You can find more information on the Amazon Web Services site.
- Uses the Web Application Firewall or "Firewall" service: It adds an additional layer of security within the multiple CDNs we use.
In addition to all this, it provides peace of mind by knowing that a team with more than 20 years of experience, takes care of the stability and security of your website.
Security is a crucial issue when choosing the CMS that you will use to manage the content of your news site. Not taking it into account or leaving it to chance can be a risky decision or in other words, a great waste of money.
In summary, Thinkindot® CMS guarantees all the fundamental security aspects in the management and publication of a website, supported by a trained team that will ensure that your site is stable, functional and above all, protected.
If you want to know more about Thinkindot® CMS, request a demo by entering your details here.