Multiple layers of security needed for building a website

Multiple layers of security needed for building a website

When it comes to building up security for an eCommerce or business website, companies should use multiple layers, according to Paul Mah on CSO Online. Things such as firewalls, PCI compliance, code signing digital certificates and more should be used to make sure the website and network are as safe as possible.

"The first line of defense against unwelcomed visitors would surely be the firewall," Mah said. "At one point, the use of dual firewalls from different vendors was all the rage, though the creation of a [demilitarized zone] appears to be more popular these days. Internet-facing servers are typically placed within the DMZ, where they are encumbered by fewer restrictions and lesser monitoring than the internal corporate network."

Other methods that can be used include a VPN network, which allows employees to gain access to a network on a secured connection from an unsecured location, malware detection and PCI compliance, which will help keep customer credit and debit card data as safe as possible online.

Advanced data encryption is extremely important for building a website, according to WebHostingGeeks, as some customers won't even shop on a website if they don't see SSL certificates protecting the transaction.