Insights

How to Migrate to HTTPS

There are a few different ways we implement HTTPS for our clients. Traditional Let’s Encrypt Cloudflare Sucuri Web Application Firewall Traditional HTTPS Implementation The traditional way to implement HTTPS has always been to buy an SSL Certificate from your web host or domain registrar, validate information with the Certificate ... [read more]

HTTPS Is Now The Rule

With fraudulent Internet activity on the rise, many business owners are taking a good look at their website’s security. Should you run your website securely under HTTPS which offers an additional layer of security or should you stick with the standard HTTP web transfer protocol? These days, we highly ... [read more]

Magento and USPS Updates

Security Updates Minimize Risk of Data Loss, Downtime and Hacks Below are the Magento security updates released this month. Learn about your options and keep your site secure. If you are a Smart Solutions Managed Solutions Plan customer, we are taking care of these updates for you and your ... [read more]

Migrating to Magento 2

Our “Upgrading to Magento 2” executive overview is written for retailers who want a high-level snapshot of a typical Magento 2 migration including key considerations, time and costs. We talk about the benefits of migrating to this newer platform and why it is important. Just to name a few, ... [read more]

NIH Web Projects Launched

Smart Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of two recent web projects for the Medical Arts Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Medical Arts is a team of in-house designers and illustrators dedicated to providing graphic design, medical illustration and graphic production expertise to the NIH ... [read more]

Rheb’s Magento Website

At Smart Solutions, we love building Magento eCommerce websites for our clients but there is definitely an added bonus when that client is Rheb’s Homemade Candies. Smart Solutions has partnered with Rheb’s to develop a mobile-friendly website with a fresh new look and eCommerce so customers can shop for ... [read more]

Mastercard 2-Series BIN

Mastercard has added a new series of credit card numbers called the 2-series. Until now, Mastercard Bank Identification Numbers (BIN) started with a 5. For example, 5424-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. Starting this year, Mastercard is issuing cards in the 22-27 range. For example, 2721-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. All webpage checkout software must be 2-series ready ... [read more]

Magento PayPal IPN Patch

Avoid PayPal Service Disruption – Magento Merchants Must Upgrade or Apply a PayPal Patch by June 30, 2017 If your store uses PayPal, you must upgrade or apply a patch by June 30, 2017 to avoid potential service disruption. Why? For increased security, merchants will only be able to ... [read more]