Symantec Corp. has announced the availability of Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers. Encryption Everywhere lets web hosting providers integrate encryption into every website from the moment it is created. With the new web security service, hosting providers can offer a variety of flexible options, including basic website encryption included as part of any hosted service, and a number of premium security packages with increasingly stronger levels of website validation, protection, and trust seals. Encryption Everywhere was developed to support Symantec’s goal to secure 100 percent of legitimate websites by 2018.
“There are almost a billion websites today, yet only about 3 percent of those sites are encrypted1, which means cybercriminals have been able to make a good living off the web’s lack of security,” said Roxane Divol, senior vice president and general manager, Website Security, Symantec. “Symantec is about to change the game for cybersecurity with Encryption Everywhere. It’s time to secure every legitimate website and win back security on the internet for every business and consumer. That’s why Symantec is making it easy to secure any website from the very moment it is registered or renewed, starting with free, basic encryption all the way through to complete website security solutions.”
According to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, two-thirds of New Zealand consumers (65 percent) believe they’re more likely to have their credit card details stolen online rather than from their wallet while shopping and nearly half (47 percent) of global respondents reported they have been a victim of a cyberattack.
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report also found 78 percent of websites have vulnerabilities, and over one million web attacks were blocked daily in 2015, up 117 percent from 2014. In addition, Google and other browsers have announced they will push unencrypted websites down in search ranking results. Websites that want to remain viable will need to at least use basic encryption by 2018. Encryption Everywhere encrypts 100 percent of customer data shared on a business’s website, giving businesses of any size precious brand trust and providing consumers with the confidence that the information they share is protected and will reach the intended recipient.
“Many people believe that keeping to well-known, legitimate websites will keep them safe from online crime. This is not true,” said Nick Savvides, manager, Cyber Security Strategy, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. “Cybercriminals continue to take advantage of vulnerabilities in legitimate websites to infect users, because businesses are failing to adequately secure their websites.”
Encryption Everywhere makes it easy to secure any website from the time it’s registered or renewed. Many web hosting providers will integrate basic encryption with every website. For more customised options, the user can simply click on the preferred Symantec security products offered by their web hosting provider. Web hosting providers can now offer a complete security solution to their customers from one of the most trusted and recognised brands in cybersecurity. Encryption Everywhere is the first security solution that gives web hosting providers an upsell opportunity to bring in new revenue streams without incurring a burden to their infrastructure, sales processes or administration teams.