At Indaba we embrace the collaboration and community that defines open-source software, making regular contributions to the Magento code and community. We were excited to send Corey to learn, bring back valuable ideas and represent Indaba at NGINX.
In eCommerce, security is of utmost importance. PCI DSS compliance is paramount, as is consistent monitoring to identify any potential breaches and protect data. These two subjects were covered in detail, and we have some brand new tools in our belt to thwart would be hackers.
Corey’s main takeaways included:
Metrics and Monitoring:
Tools and techniques to run metrics across all sites and compare data points between websites, versions etc. This allows us to analyze a wide range of data to see where hangups are occurring and track down issues that may be platform based rather than site specific.
Methods to optimize web servers for speed, including up-to-date approaches to load balancing, compression, autoscaling, caching and managing continuous delivery for a fast, dynamic user experience
Topics included API security, PCI compliance, encryption techniques (IP hash methods) and authentication to ensure secure environments across dev, staging and production
Scripting and Automation:
Immediate benefits come from automating tasks. Using frameworks such as Chef to automate environment setup and conduct testing, developers can focus more on coding and less on troubleshooting environment issues. Consistent environment setup and compliance can also be accomplished through automation scripts.
We are excited to begin exploring some of these new tools to increase security, performance and efficiency for our team and clients. In a future post we plan to detail the implementation and results of a specific (to be determined) NGINX application – we’ll keep you posted!