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The Magento 2 Security Features That Will Secure Your eCommerce Ecosystem

  • Written By Javier
  • Posted November 3, 2017
  • 2 minutes Read Time

It’s better to be safe than sorry, so they say, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to safeguarding your online business from fraudulent or unwanted activity that slows down your systems and puts your customers at risk. These factors aren’t just nice add-on features, they have legal and ethical implications. You need to take security seriously in eCommerce.

Fortunately, you won’t need to start employing bodyguards to monitor transactions and day to day activity because eCommerce platforms are doing the job for you. In fact, Magento 2 has gone a few steps further to ensure online security is everything it needs to be.

For example. Passwords. Nothing is easier for a potential online hacker to exploit than the easily guessed, easily hacked passwords, and then a whole can of worms opens up. Prevention being better than cure, Magento 2 uses new algorithms that help to stop private data being compromised. It’s not only the passwords themselves, but also the systems that use them for identity verification that Magento 2 is tightening up on. When a great platform is upgraded to lessen fears over security there’s, even more reason to move to Magento 2.

File permissions can often present an opportunity for security breaches, which is why it’s another area Magento 2 has been developing. In the past, Magento used automatic settings for file permissions, but this meant that some developers were forced to sidestep automatic protocols for flexibility and for their own customisation reasons. Magento 2 has shifted to recommending file permissions but allowing individual eCommerce users to personalise their security setup according to their own structures and needs. Removing the requirement to live with makeshift shortcuts and workarounds means a more watertight approach to security.

The support Magento 2 provides on an ongoing basis to update security and provide problem-solving patches for common issues is vital for eCommerce professionals. In this industry, we all know there will be a constant effort from hackers to undermine the stability of systems, but the good news is Magento 2 continues to fight the security fight on behalf of its users.

It could be about time you moved your platform to Magento 2 for security’s sake.