Adding extra security to your on-line systems

8th January 2015 :: Data Security :: Author: Andrew Cope, Managing Director, Evergreen

securityFrom the smallest businesses to the large multi-nationals, your on-line systems play an essential role in collating information, keeping it safe, providing management reports and monitoring trends.

Your on-line systems will hold all the information you need to run your business, and as such much of the information will be sensitive so it’s essential to keep this safe!

As with most businesses, you will probably have a large amount of customer data stored on your system, names and addresses and financial information such as bank account details and credit records. You will of course have to ensure that you protect this information to comply with the Data Protection Act and prevent any unauthorised external access, but you may also need to control who has access to it within your own company.


Adding extra security to your on-line systems

security 1Currently all traffic to and from your system is unencrypted, but that doesn't necessarily make it insecure or vulnerable. By taking the step to encrypt the traffic using a relatively cheap SSL certificate will give peace of mind and bring added confidence to your systems.

What is a SSL certificate?

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to a company’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock to allow secure connections from a web server to a browser.

For example, the SSL cert adds a green padlock symbol to the browser address and is typically used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, as it moves between the system and your computers.

A recent article on the BBC a few weeks ago explains the issue in more detail.

In a world that is increasingly making more use of technology, it has never been more important for you to consider the issue of security when it comes to your on-line systems.

Call us today on 01454 269 087 for more information and to discuss the requirements of your own particular system.

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