If you run an eCommerce store on Magento, then protecting your website from bad bots should be one of the key priorities.
Nowadays, online businesses are often facing the risk of getting attacked. Every business, irrespective of the eCommerce platform, is an easy target for spammers, hackers, and bots. That’s why all online store owners try to add as much security to the store as possible.
According to our recent research, 70% of an eCommerce website traffic is compromised by bots. This non-human traffic even goes over 80% during the sale season.
Now, let’s focus on the last two mentioned above.
Spambots, as well as fake users, can cause extensive damage to your web store. First and foremost, they make it difficult for you to identify your actual users which can lead to a long-term impact on your vision of the project.
The easiest way spammers enter your website is through fake registration. And, the identification of the bots is the first step in protection. Finding bad bots can be automated by using different custom solutions – it’s up to you to choose.
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Usually, we use MageReport.com – free tool for a quick check of the security status of your Magento shop(s). It checks your Magento shop for all known vulnerabilities in Magento and even some commonly used 3rd party extensions.
You can also scan your Magento store for the general security issues, SEO spam, blacklisting and so on with one another free website scanner – GetAstra.com
All you need is analyzing your store access logs using text editor or logs analyzer tools and then block bots IP in your web server configuration file.[You can also find popular instructions for htaccess files that should block most popular bots]You should be really careful modifying that file and blocking access to your site.
There is a range of different extensions on the Magento Marketplace, you can choose any of them. But also keep in mind, there are some Magento extensions that maybe hacking your store.
This is one of the easiest steps to implement. All you need is to sign up for cloud computing services from one of the most popular providers.
You may have a web application firewall or an in-house cybersecurity team for bot mitigation. But these solutions do not fully protect your Magento store against all the mentioned vulnerabilities.
We’ve recently discovered a new alternative Security software solution called Astra. The main difference of this solution is that it is monitoring your website even from the backend level.
To sum up, if you are looking to boost the security of your store by keeping spam users and bots at a distance – check out Astra Security.
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