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Tools to Make Your Site More Secure

Posted on 4.29.2015

With the rash of security breakdowns over the past year (from JP Morgan to Target and Home Depot) consumers are wary of who they trust with their information and brands looking to calm those worries must take action to secure their sites.

Popular e-commerce platforms and content management systems offer a variety of plugins and extensions available for brands to leverage in order to increase the security of their websites.

Below is a list of list of plugins and extensions that brands can leverage on each platform to keep their sites safe.

Magento

Magento is one of the most used e-commerce platforms in the world. The platform has a wide variety of extensions that are available for brands to leverage including those that help brands accept mobile payments to those that help brands to connect with their social network pages.


Clef

Passwords have long been the standard when creating a new account, be it personal or business related. Unfortunately, passwords, depending on their complexity, can be easily cracked which can result in millions of lost dollars. Alongside passwords, Clef enables sites to leverage two-factor identification were users sign in with their smartphones for a more secure sign-on experience.


SecurePay

Payment security is one of the most important aspects on any websites that is selling goods or services. Consumers are wary of trusting their payment information to sites that look to be lacking in protection. SecurePay enables Magento websites to securely accept and process credit card purchases as well as enables users to void and refund purchases.


GEO IP Ultimate Lock

While the Internet brings the ability for brands to engage with users from across the world, there are certain situations where brands must block users. Whether it be for restricted content in the country or simply an Internet troll that will not stop negatively posting on your page, restricting access to your page is a vital tool.


WordPress

WordPress is used by nearly one quarter of the websites on the Internet. With its easy to use templates and its wide-scale availability, WordPress is the platform of choice for many. Through its many plugin options WordPress users can customize their website as they see fit.

All in One WP Security & Firewall

The comprehensive plugin helps to secure a variety of elements on a brand's website including user registration, user login and database security. The plugin reduces risk of attack or infection by checking for vulnerabilities and implementing recommended WordPress security practices and techniques.


Wordfense Security

An all-in-one plugin, Wordfense Security enables users to have complete coverage on their websites from two-factor authentication to the ability to schedule scans for specific times. Wordfense also includes support for other major plugins and themes, such as WooCommerce, and is able to block user in real-time who are deemed hazardous.


BulletProof Security

Containing a slew of security features, BulletProof takes security to the next level. With a barrage of features including Login Security and Monitoring with Dashboard Alerting, as well as HTTP and PHP error logging, BulletProof is a comprehensive plugin for any brand.

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