In December, SiteLock introduced its revolutionary new product SMART PLUS – an industry first offering robust open source content management system (CMS) protection. In addition to protecting the three most popular CMS platforms Joomla!, WordPress, and Drupal, SMART PLUS now protects the two most popular eCommerce platforms: WooCommerce and Magento.
Magento and WooCommerce: A Powerful Pair
eCommerce is more prevalent than ever before, and grows consistently each year. Cyber Monday 2017 became the largest online shopping day in U.S. history, grossing a record-shattering $6.59 billion. This proves it’s essential for retailers to offer their products online, creating a need for easy to use online shopping cart applications to help small businesses build their eCommerce sites as well as a need for accessible security solutions for those online shopping applications.
SMART PLUS now provides automated malware detection and removal, as well as the power of core CMS patching to Magento and WooCommerce. This means full 360 degree database and CMS patching security for WordPress sites using WooCommerce and easy security patching for Magento users.
The ease of use created by open source applications is a double edged sword, because its source code is accessible to the public and potential attackers are able to analyze and exploit vulnerabilities in these applications. As a result, open source software is extremely susceptible to vulnerabilities, and small businesses need to prepare for this by securing their eCommerce websites. This means the stakes for keeping your eCommerce website secure have been raised significantly. In a poll conducted by SiteLock, it was found that 65% of respondents who have had their data compromised in an online retailer breach said they would no longer shop online or refuse to return to the site where their information was compromised.
The addition of eCommerce patching to the already powerful SMART PLUS security suite grants small business owners the freedom to do what’s most important: run their business with the peace of mind that their eCommerce sites and customer information are secure and protected.
If you’d like to learn more about securing your CMS site, call SiteLock and ask about SMART PLUS. We are available 24/7 at 855.378.6200.