Securing my online store

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malroe
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15 Apr 13 07:45:35 pm
Hello,
I have an open source ecommerce store that is about to launch and was wondering about what measures other people have taken to secure their sites?

I do plan on getting an SSL certificate to secure my checkout process, but what other options do I have that are cost effective? I was actually looking for more info on the SSL certificate and since I had previously purchased sitelock (for $12) for another site, I called them to see what my options were. They spoke about getting a scanner and firewall through them that costs a total of $1100!!!

I'm still in research mode, so I didn't bite THAT bullet...But can anyone recommend a great option that won't cost so much, especially since I'm just starting out? Also, do you guys think getting a firewall/ scanner combo option is even necessary now?

Thanks in advance for the help,
Malorie

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richelle_salehoo
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16 Apr 13 05:16:54 am
Hello Malorie,

Getting a firewall and/or scanner is just secondary. Your primary concern should be getting the SSL certificate for your store. There are many types of SSL, 256-bit encryption is the most secure but is also the most expensive.

Just so you know SSL is already available to Salehoo Store users and there is no need to purchase it separately. To learn more about our stores please visit Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps!


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malroe
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16 Apr 13 07:22:53 pm
Thanks for the info Richelle:)

Yeah, I'll make sure to have that SSL certificate
prior to launching.

Malorie

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richelle_salehoo
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16 Apr 13 11:21:08 pm
You're welcome Malorie :) The best of luck and hope you have a wonderful store launching!

Here's to your first sale!!


Richelle

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