Top Magento Security Extensions and Their Features

Daniel Clark
by Daniel Clark 27 Dec, 2015

With the largest market share, Magento is the preferred choice for building and running an online store.

Even with its popularity, robust features and ongoing updates, Magento is not immune from the cyber attacks that penetrate the Web on a daily basis. Another area that Magento sets itself apart, however, is its set of built-in security extensions. The following are some of the top Magento security extensions and what they have to offer in terms of securing an ecommerce business. 

1. Mage Firewall

 This security extension or security plug-in is known to block all types of Web attacks that may happen on your store.

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It comes with its own file modification detector that will let you know as soon as anyone other than the admin tries to modify any file.  

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ Mage Firewall constantly scans the Apache2 webserver and blacklists the offenders if any. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ The security rules of Mage Firewall are similar to the security rules of Ninja Firewall and hence this security extension continuously sanitizes the uploaded data and also the cookies.  

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It also continuously scans the current version of Magento for all kinds of security issues. 

2. IP Security

 This security extension will make your Magento-based ecommerce site fully secure from malicious Internet Protocol addresses.

 IP Security extension foils the usage of fake or stolen credit cards.

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ The extension also does not allow anyone to post irrelevant or inappropriate content as such content may go viral and ultimately make the store crash.  

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ The Magento extension development of IP Security even negates the possibility of bandwith timeouts and server hijacks which may also lead to the crashing of the store. 

 IP Security sends instant email to the owner of the store or the admin if and when there is any trigger in the blocking rule.

3. Two-Factor Authentication:

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ The Two-Factor Authentication security extension in Magento enhances  the level of admin security to the utmost. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It also acts as a sure-shot solution for the effective management of the back-end of your Magento store. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ This two-factor authentication is highly rigorous and thus prevents unauthorized access to the back-end part of your store. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ This security extension or plug-in also secures the PHP and HTML codes from outside attacks. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It makes sure that the code is used just once and only for a limited period of time. 

4. SecureTrading:

 The security extension known as "SecureTrading" ensures that all the payments made on your Magento store are fully secure and confidential.

 It also keeps all the information of the consumer private and leak-proof by redirecting the consumers to the SecureTrading server.

 This security extension is what makes the following possible: reporting of transactions, immediate refunds and cancellation of orders.

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It makes your Magento store highly flexible, scalable, marketing-driven and also search engine optimized. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ This security extension makes your store highly trusted and respected among the customers.  

5. Spam Killer:

 Spam Killer security extension in Magento significantly cuts down the number of spam hitting your Magento store.

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ It cuts down the total time taken for the moderation of reviews by consumers on your store. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ Spam Killer is extremely easy and simple to install as an extension in your Magento store and requires no technical expertise. 

‚àö√Æ‚àö√ñ¬¨¬Æ Spam Killer as a security extension in Magento also does not require any sort of Captcha or front-end editing. 

 It even improves the overall performance of your store, which can have a positive impact on conversions, search rankings and more.

Author Bio : Daniel Clark is a Magento Web Developer, ecommerce business analyst and a technical blogger. Clark works with a leading Web Development Company in Auckland and regularly shares articles about Magento and Magento Extension Development.