Internet Security - e-Commerce
In this chapter, we will deal with e-Commerce. What are the most used and secure platforms? What it is needed to secure them?
E-commerce is all about selling or buying goods and services from Internet and paying through this medium. This transaction happens between clients to business, B2B, client to client and as in between there is money transaction we should be cautious when using and also while setting up e-commerce sites.
Top e-Commerce Platforms
Here is a list of some well-known e-Commerce platforms and how their security configuration works.
You can get further details of this platform on the following link – https://magento.com
This platform is one of the best as it is developed by eBay and it can be easily get integrated with a PayPal gateway. It has both free and paid versions to choose from. The vulnerabilities are patched too fast.
It also has a vast variety of plugins and customization options. It has SaaS solutions: Elastic scalability, high resilience and availability, PCI compliance, global availability and automated patching, while still maintaining flexibility in software customization that our merchants require.
You can get further details of this platform on the following link – https://www.shopify.com
So if you’re trying to design the checkout page to be exactly how you want, Shopify is probably not for you. In fact, none of the hosted solutions will offer customizable checkout process, so you can jump the Self-Hosted section right away. Shopify has many apps that you can download and install on your store, which further extend the default or introduce new functionalities.
You can get further details of this platform on the following link – https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/
WooCommerce is a free e-commerce plugin that allows you to sell anything and very practically. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite e-commerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control owing to the use of WordPress templates.
With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores – more than any other platform.
You can get further details of this platform on the following link – https://www.bigcommerce.com
It has over 115 e-commerce templates, unlimited product uploads and a mobile view as well. It effects integration with Amazon and eBay, and it also can be integrated with most of the payment gateways. From the security point of view, it is very secure because it is PCI compliant.
How to Buy in a Secure Way?
As you know, in order to navigate and purchase goods, services online the retails should always be authenticated through Digital certificates, from the security point of view this parameter is not negotiable.
Some of the secure online stores which have multi-seller platforms are −
It is important to mention that in these platforms there are scammers too. So in this case before buying from any seller you should see the reviews from the other buyers and what is their reputation, which are generally marked by stars.
Setup a Secure Online Shop
In order to be reliable from the customer’s point of view, it is mandatory that your ecommence site has to be compliant with the PCI standards. These standards are proprietary information standard for sites that handles payment online and uses credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB and others. They would need full documentation and information to set up this Compliance. All the details can be found on their official site − https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org