The holiday season is prime time for many merchants. It’s also the busy season for trouble makers and bad actors looking for ways to line their own pockets at the expense of merchants and their customers. One of the smartest decisions you can make this holiday season is to take advantage of our recommendations for a strong security posture.
Power Up with Patches
The latest patch for each version of Magento Commerce provides the most up-to-date security protections available and we always recommend that merchants plan to adopt the latest patch ahead of the holiday season. We’ve also made this easier than ever with the Magento new Security Patch release process. You can find information on the latest patches available for both Magento Commerce 2.2 and 2.3 at the Magento Tech Resources page.
Magento offers Security Scans via its Security Center, which provides guidance on vulnerabilities that merchants can address in their Magento Commerce site. It’s a fast and easy way to give information to your development team on what issues to address and how to prioritize security work ahead of the holidays.
Stay Warm by the Firewall
Stopping attacks before they reach your site is one of the best ways to prevent damage. Magento Cloud WAF is a web application firewall service that detects, logs, and blocks malicious request traffic. The service is powered by Fastly and uses the cache logic within the Fastly CDN service to filter traffic. Find out how Magento Cloud WAF can help keep your site safe and warm this holiday season.
Problems with inaccessible or slow sites can pull your teams away from critical projects, dividing their attention from monitoring the performance and security of your site for signs of bad actors. Magento Commerce customers who utilize our Cloud infrastructure should be sure to check out the Magento Holiday Readiness Knowledge Base article, which includes information on how we can help you with your capacity needs ahead of time so that your team can remain focused on security.
Looking for more tips and tricks? Check the Magento blog post on Optimizing You Magento Commerce Site for the Holidays.