There’s a very thin line between having secure information – and being at risk online. More and more websites are making the switch to becoming more secure with online tools available from Optimized360. Security is essential in today’s complex web ecosystem, user logins, patient health records, online forms, and other sensitive personal information is just waiting to be hacked by unwanted visitors.
360 Shield from Optimized360 provide the latest in keeping your data, and that of your patients, secure. With 360 Shield, you’ll have the following levels of security and accessibility:
SSL & HTTPS Secure Domain
Take Control of Your Website’s Security.
What is SSL?
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an Internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of data between the user’s computer and your website. Users expect a secure and private online experience when using your website. We encourage you to adopt HTTPS in order to protect your users’ connection to your website, regardless of the content on the site.
Data sent using HTTPS is secured via Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS), which provides three key layers of protection:
Encryption – encrypting the exchanged data to keep it secure from eavesdroppers. That means that while the user is browsing a website, nobody can “listen” to their conversations, track their activities across multiple pages, or steal their information.
Data Integrity – data cannot be modified or corrupted during transfer, intentionally or otherwise, without being detected.
Authentication – proves that your users communicate with the intended website. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and builds user trust, which translates into other business benefits.
Trust is the Foundation of Your Relationship With Your Website Visitors and Patients. With SSL enabled, you can build trust with people visiting your website, and ensure their information is safe. The visual cues on an SSL-enabled website clearly show the visitor that you value their safety and are protecting their information from potential hackers.
Increased Visibility in Search Results. Google now factors SSL into its algorithm and has publically stated that a website with SSL enabled may outrank another site without SSL.
Peace of Mind. Optimized360’s SSL service ensures security across all of your content hosted on the Optimized360 platform. This means you can spend more time on your online marketing and less time worrying about potential security incidents.
When you visit an unsecured website, your browser makes a connection with that website and transmits information publicly. Filling out a form or entering your credit card on an unsecured website means that hackers could intercept the information and steal your data.
By comparison, a secure website with SSL enabled will establish a tunnel between the server that hosts the website and your browser. Any hackers that try to intercept information cannot access the tunnel, which means any information you share on the website is secure. The secure connection and authentication happens in the background in mere fractions of a second and will not affect your website’s performance. Please contact us for more information about SSL
There are a number of visual cues that are immediately apparent for any website enabled with SSL. Let’s go through a few of them: