For more than a decade, Steven Wu has been developing websites for a variety of well known clients. Having graduated from Brunel University in London, he began his career working for marketing companies – agencies that specialized in online selling and market development. He currently runs R & W Media, a Magento and WordPress agency, based in London.
He takes pride in the art of development and has devoted a substantial amount of time to studying the craft and technique he applies when working with his clients. From fashion to electronics products, Steven Wu has designed business website solutions that make a difference and provide measurable sales impact. Steven is socially active in the Magento community, continuing to help the e-commerce market grow.
His platform of choice, Magento, has been utilized to provide the necessary framework for development on many ecommerce sites his company has built. The motivation behind the Magento selection stems directly from Steven’s past experience working for a particular agency. Prior to the release of Magento, he found the software used by the agency lacked intuitiveness and was generally cumbersome especially when managing a larger number of products. However, upon its release, Magento was quickly discovered to offer a better option. The Magento solution allowed the inclusion of more than 10,000 products on a site and offered modular expansion therefore making it the obvious choice for e-commerce development. In short, Steven found the solution to be clean and scalable for any online business.
As Steven began his foray into independent development with R & W Media, he understood another important need. The businesses, for which Steven develops, earn on average 2 Million in revenue from annual sales online alone. After all the time and effort invested into the proper planning, excellence in execution and strategized sustainability required to create, activate and maintain these enterprise ecommerce sites, the repercussions due to a breach of any one site could be catastrophic. This truth lead Steven to search for a security solution that was likewise clean and scalable.
Security is always a big thing, so we are always actively looking for security companies. You know, typically when you’re running your own firewall on your own hosting or your own dedicated server, it can be costly. Or if you’re running your own scanning software on the server it’s quite resource hungry and CPU intensive.
Eventually, Steven discovered Sucuri Security. The Web Application Firewall, exists in an off-server capacity rather than server-side, thereby offering a clean-operating, low to no load-bearing solution. Business and Enterprise packages allow for multi-site accounts thereby providing the necessary scalability. Security problem solved.
When Sucuri came out, you guys had this web application firewall and malware scanning all included in one package and it wasn’t residing on the server level. It wasn’t a major impact in terms of CPU. Because website performance is a major concern, we thought: ‘You guys have a brilliant package here!’
As a very technical company employing just under 10 developers, R & W Media maximizes the Sucuri security solution’s fully dedicated 24/7/365 security team on behalf of his larger clients. The retailers he supports not only receive assistance with development and deployment of their websites, but also receive a defense team. Steven has incorporated this fact into marketing for his company, explaining to his potential customers that he has a “built-in” security solution that is both clean and scalable based on their needs.
Additionally, unlike other security options, there is a remediation team that can address a site that has been hacked. Steven recalls:
One of our other clients, who was running a very old legacy site which was not on the Magento platform. One of their .net websites was infected with malware. That was a major issue for them and we needed to quickly call a team and get that resolved. Obviously. As soon as we raised the ticket with your support team, they came in and cleaned that up straight away. And, it was done within the hour. It was real impressive how quickly it was resolved. You guys were very reactive and kept us in the loop. There was no hassle, and we were very happy with the turn around time of it all.
For any business, the ability to increase the value a client receives from your company is paramount. Identifying solutions and systems that are “clean” and “scalable” is a priority as long as those solutions translate into real, tangible, and measurable benefit. Everyone needs solutions that work and afford the opportunity for expansion.
We are looking at adding more domains as we go along. Any new sites we get, we always attach Sucuri to make sure it’s protected.
Sucuri offers a reliable, tested solution to a problem that can easily derail a company’s trajectory. Although the intricacies can be infinitely complex, Sucuri keeps that solution plain and simple for easy implementation. Sucuri takes pride in the art and technique of security services; in the prevention and even remediation of a variety of security compromises. Steven Wu on behalf of R & W media takes full advantage of Sucuri’s security solutions and has found them to be an invaluable component of his business. Let Sucuri become a part or your business solution as well.
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