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Top 5 eCommerce Security Needs

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eCommerce is an important revenue source to many businesses, especially with hordes of customers preferring to use their computer or tablet to complete their shopping from the comfort of their home. Security is one of the biggest concerns for customers shopping online.

To avoid compromising your eCommerce transactions, you must remain vigilant in your security measures. Without strong mechanisms in place to protect their financial information, customers are easily scared away – often going to competitors for their shopping needs.

Choosing a fast and secure hosting solution is key to protecting your customer’s data from the hackers and phishing attacks that are so common today.

Learn more about the most commonly seen security risks, including injection, authentication, cross-site scripting, denial of service, and security misconfiguration.

5 eCommerce Security Needs

What are the Top 5 eCommerce Security Needs?

1. ServerSecurePLUS™

ServerSecurePLUS™ adds additional security services and modifications to the your server’s Linux operating system and cPanel. It greatly enhances the security, reliability and compatibility of your server and software by adding a multitude of server hardening initiatives. With ServerSecurePlus, your server will have all the below features:

  • Basic Firewall Protection
  • Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus Protection
  • HTTP Intrusion Protection
  • Server Hardening
  • Daily Security Audits
  • Disable Root FTP Access
  • Daily CXS Scans
  • Monthly Nessus® Vulnerability Scans
  • Web Server & PHP Hardening
  • SSH / cPanel / FTP Hardening
  • Advanced Server Exploitation Protection

2. PCI Compliance

Complying with the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) requires your organization to take all the necessary steps to protect your customers sensitive data while they shop online. These requirements include standards for your infrastructure and server setup to ensure your customers’ private data stays safe. Liquid Web offers a scanning service that can verify you have met all the requirements in the PCI-DSS.

3. Off-Server Backups

Acronis Cyber Backup is our fully managed, robust back up system that provides continuous data protection and off-site disaster recovery for Linux and Windows Managed Dedicated Servers. For an eCommerce operation this is especially critical, since losing your website database means losing records of important sales and customer information. With Acronis Cyber Backup, we continuously capture your entire system configuration to an off-server facility, which allows for up-to-the-minute recovery of your information. No matter what happens to your site, your website’s important customer data can be easily restore in minutes.

4. Firewalls

Firewalls are a proactive defense for your infrastructure from the constant threat of new and advanced malware, viruses, and malicious Internet traffic. Liquid Web’s Firewall employs on-site, pre-server hardware firewalls, each containing its own operating systems and operating independently of the server(s) it is protecting. These products allow for constant scans on your server’s activity and are designed to adapt to new threats via signature-based intrusion prevention without slowing down your traffic. Your eCommerce customers can enjoy a fast and secure shopping experience, and you can enjoy peace of mind.

5. SSL Certificate Services

Keeping your online transactions secure with a strong encryption, SSL Certificates are a necessary and reliable way to gain your online shoppers’ trust. We sell a number of different certificates from GlobalSign, one of the most respected names in the industry, to fit your unique security needs. Our SSL Certificates even come paired with Netcraft’s continually updating phishing detection to provide real-time alerts that warn site owners when their websites becomes compromised, ensuring even more protection for your sensitive data.

Be Prepared With eCommerce Security

Server security is nothing to laugh at, especially if your business depends on your eCommerce platform to increase your bottom line. Online attacks happen often and affect everybody – don’t let your customers become victims of hacking or phishing attacks. These specific security services, as well as Liquid Web’s 24/7/365 support, is sure to protect your sensitive data from being compromised and allow you to rest assured that your customer’s data is safe.

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Kerri Molitor

Kerri Molitor has more than 6 years of experience in Marketing, Communications, and Journalism. Her goal at Liquid Web is to create real, valuable content that helps our current and potential customers. Her passions include writing content that engages with our customers in a personal way and helps ease their pain points.

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