E-commerce Security with Sana Commerce and Microsoft Dynamics ERP

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Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP houses your organization’s most sensitive information. Payroll, financials, business processes, inventory, crucial business data, and your customer database are all there. Webstore owners know that website security is essential for them and their customers. Loss or corruption of data could have an irreparable negative impact on your entire business. That carries serious implications for e-commerce stores integrated with your ERP. So how can you ensure e-commerce security with Sana Commerce and Microsoft Dynamics ERP?

Understanding e-commerce security

e-commerce security is designed to protect your business and customers from fraud and data breaches. Threats may include insider threats, customer threats, and even natural disasters. Protecting against these e-commerce security threats requires a broad set of tools that should be updated and maintained rigorously to protect your business and your customers.

Security methods may include authentication, privacy protection, data integrity, and transaction follow-through.

Types of cyber attacks

Statistics on cyber-attacks are troubling –  last year,  nearly half of all cyber-attacks were against SMBs. E-commerce sites are rich sources of data and sensitive information. For bad actors, exploiting e-commerce security weaknesses is a lucrative business.

Common threats to your e-commerce security include:

  • Phishing

Individuals may receive fraudulent emails purporting to be from your company and urging action. Unwittingly clicking a link can install a nefarious program that can steal data and financial information. The resulting damage can be horrific. The same danger exists with text messaging and is called smishing.

  • Malware or ransomware

Attackers can install malicious software on your system. Ransomware involves locking a victim out of their own system until a ransom is paid. Attackers have targeted banks, schools, and even hospitals. Ransomware cost the world $20 billion last year.

  • Zero-day vulnerability

A zero-day vulnerability is a software security flaw known to the software vendor who doesn’t have a patch to fix it. It can be exploited by cybercriminals, who may come up with a hack before the software company comes up with a patch.

  • E-skimming

E-skimmers are malicious codes that can steal a customer’s credit card data during an online transaction. A secure payment processor such as Sana Pay reduces this e-commerce security threat.

  • MTM attacks

A man-in-the-middle (MTM) attack is a  cyberattack in which criminals exploit weak web-based protocols, inserting themselves between entities in a communication channel to steal data. This third party can inject malicious software into the exchanged files, ultimately infecting other systems.

  • SQL injection attacks

SQL injection attacks allow hackers to bypass authentication and tamper with existing data. They can then void transactions, alter balances, access or destroy data and become administrators of the database server.

  • Cross-site scripting

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is an attack where malicious scripts infect legitimate websites. XSS is a common e-commerce security threat that may result in keystroke logging, file/webcam/microphone access, and identity theft.

  • Financial fraud

Financial fraud happens when stolen credit card information is used to make purchases. When that happens, the e-commerce site will have to refund the victim without recouping the goods sold.

  • Insider threats

Disgruntled employees may steal company data hoping to sell it to a rival. Or, they may attempt to lock or delete company data to cause your business to suffer.

  • User error

User error happens. Having ample backups to get your site back online as quickly as possible is critical. This also applies to natural disasters.

The importance of e-commerce security

E-commerce security is always important — no one wants their order history or payment details leaked. Plus, you want your web store to be available when your customers need it. This is particularly important for B2B e-commerce.

Luckily, selling online doesn’t have to be a risky endeavor.

There are plenty of ways to strengthen the security of your e-commerce platform.

Here’s how we do it at Sana Commerce

  • Sana is hosted on Azure – one of the most secure and reliable hosting systems in the world
  • We have proactive data defense
  • We use closed-source code
  •  Our failover system ensures your web store is always available for use
  • We use highly redundant data storage systems
  • We Leverage Virtual Private Network (VPN) access
  • We have SSL or TLS protocols in place

Sana Commerce Cloud uses all these technologies and more to provide a secure and dependable online sales portal for your customers.

Optimize your web store's security

Optimizing your web store’s e-commerce security practices ensures you can protect sensitive data, stay scalable, and prioritize the relationships you’ve established with your customers. With the right tools and up-to-date knowledge of system vulnerabilities, you can maintain high security standards and give your e-commerce customers peace of mind.

Sana Commerce offers an integrated, reliable, and scalable e-commerce solution built for Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Leverage the power of your Dynamics ERP while protecting your business and your customers. Make your e-commerce project a guaranteed success with Sana Commerce and Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

How can you keep your Microsoft Dynamics-integrated web store safe? Rely on Sana Commerce. Contact our experts at Sana Commerce for a free assessment and personalized demo.

By Sana Commerce, www.sana-commerce.com

 

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