Trusted Web Hosting Partner, Antivirus and SSL Certificate

July 12, 2016 | By Comodo SSL

The world has migrated to online eCommerce. Consumers prefer to purchase products online due to  the numerous advantages it offers – the comfort of their home, genuinity of products, time saved in travelling to brick and mortar stores, product availability, cost, etc.., Large businesses, as well as small and medium businesses who were reluctant to move onto eCommerce have come to know their folly and are now trying to make the most of online eCommerce.

When a business decides to conduct eCommerce business it must sell itself to consumers who visit  the website. The website must be well-designed, attractive, easy to use and must demonstrate security so that a consumer completes a purchase and does the payment online. There are many, many websites and cyber criminals design and use malicious websites that look similar to genuine websites. These spoof websites can beguile innocent consumers to share their sensitive personal information and payment card data. Once the cyber criminals gain access to the data, they use it for malicious reasons, leading to huge losses and hardship for the consumer. Hence, consumers will prefer to purchase goods from a website only if they feel that the particular website is not a spoof website.

Genuine websites get SSL certificates. These SSL certificates demonstrate that the website belongs to the domain displayed, and every website that wants to accept payment processing must get an SSL certificate.

Cyber criminals and business competitors try to bring down (collapse) the website so that it affects business. A downed website does not  go well with consumers and they would prefer to purchase elsewhere. Businesses must collaborate with security partners to protect their websites. For an eCommerce website every minute is money and website downtime is drastically detrimental and expensive for the business.

The Need for Trusted Web Hosting Service Partners 

A web hosting service provider would be adept at hosting websites and securing the website from cyber criminals. Not all web hosting service providers are equal in terms of quality they offer. An  eCommerce business must choose a provider who maintains a good reputation and can be trusted. The trust factor is very important as it plays an important part in securing the website, the business,  employees and customers during interaction.

Many Web Hosting Service Partners offer SSL certificates, and acquiring them, as mentioned before, is a necessity. SSL enables secure transmission of data between a web browser and a website server as the data is in encrypted form. All private and sensitive data such as login details, passwords, payment card data, email addresses, etc.., are secured.

SSL Certificates

There are different types of SSL certificates and the appropriate certificate must be chosen. A webpage with an SSL certificate would display “https” instead of “http” and the address bar would display in green color with the symbol of a lock on it. Some certificate authorities such as Comodo also offer a Trust Seal for display on the webpage, which further increases the confidence of consumers.

Employees in an eCommerce company would have to communicate through email and other similar methods. Cyber criminals target company employees through phishing and spear phishing campaigns. Emails with malicious attachments, spoofed emails, emails with malicious outbound links, etc.., are some of the types of cyber attacks that infect systems with trojans, spyware, viruses and other malware. An effective antivirus for pc must be put in place that secures the enterprise systems. The antivirus program must include spam filters, cloud-based email scanning, default-deny technology, and auto-sandboxing of unknown files to address zero-day exploits, phishing and other attacks.

Protect your eCommerce website with an effective antivirus solution and SSL certificates.

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