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How to secure your eCommerce Store with Magento Security Extensions?

Published on 24 July 18
Over the past several years, Magento has emerged as the highly flexible and scalable eCommerce platform. Since its origination, it has been serving the needs of multiple business websites irrespective of serving industries. And, to make every Magento web store to sell more and to be perfect each day, it comes with one or another kind of services. Among those services, there comes a huge range of extensions either paid or free of cost.

Merchants can also build their own customized extensions while considering the services to hiring Magento developer. In this writing, a major emphasis is being given to the Magento web security while considering the increasing rate of data breaches and other online threats to consumers and merchants as well. Major web security issues generally happen at the time when your website is either subject of hacking or phishing. There are a no. of practices like two-factor authentication, Enable encrypted connection (SSL/HTTPS) etc. that you can opt for while running a Magento web store.

However, there are some best selling Magento security extension that you can consider while coping up with the web security issues. Having to mention a few,

1. Two-Factor Authentication by Amasty

This unique Magento extension by Amasty helps you to enhance website’s admin security. It offers you a two-factor authentication while logging in that protects you web store against unauthorized loggers. Basically, it protects you from the following:

- key loggers
- unsecured wifi connections
- network data sniffing
- and, other security threats.

Key Benefits:

  • Set flexible authentication requirements
  • Secure against spyware
  • Showing IP address while listing and many more.

2. Improved admin security 2.0 for Magento

It is another security extension for your Magento web store. Both Two-Factor authentication and Improved admin security 2.0 are alike and offer you most reliable and secure login to your Magento admin panel through phone login or manual password.

Once you initiate login authentication via your smartphone, you can protect against many malicious activities by having strong & unique access codes or pass keys. This app uses authentication relying on the Google Authenticator application.

3. MageReport

As per many marketers, MageReport is the best community resource that helps the merchants to get a hint on the area where the uncertainties lie in the website. This extension helps you to get a quick insight of your website’s security status. Besides generating security reports, it provides you with an extra tip for fixing those vulnerabilities. This app is developed by Magento hosting specialists so, it follows the latest Magento releases and security trends to remain agile in its approach.

4. Geo IP Ultimate Lock

Undoubtedly, every merchant wishes to get a high volume of traffic on the website yet no one like unnecessary traffic that does not bring sales or conversions. Magento GeoIP Ultimate Lock extension aids you to curtail web traffic from distinctive countries for the entire web store or for some particular products or CMS pages etc.

This extension comes with both frontend and backend demo. Its key features include the following:

- Uses MaxMind Country IP Database
- Track Real-time Visitors IPs & Block
- Restrict Visitors Access (Region, Country & IP)

5. ET IP Security

It is one of the most popular Magento extensions available in the market. It helps you to set a restriction rule to prevent certain IP addresses to get your website’s access. Whenever the predetermined set of rules is triggered, the visitor will get redirected to a blank page or any specific custom setup (as preferred by the merchant). You can easily implement this extension on your website with a consideration to hiring a Magento developer. The reason being getting technical expertise in your project shall bring accuracy in your web security.

I would like to wrap up my article with this Magento extension. Apart from these, there are a no. of extensions available in the market that you can consider as per your web security related needs.
This blog is listed under Development & Implementations and E-Commerce Community

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