Website Security

Securing your website data

Important Notice Regarding Your Website Security

How a new browser release will impact your website

Today, you may hear about websites being hacked on a consistent basis from the news and other sources. Ensuring that your website is secure is just as important as locking your front door at night or locking your car doors. Therefore, we are dedicated to making sure that your website is secure.

Beginning in October of 2017, a new release of Google Chrome (Version 62) will show a warning in the address bar of any page that contains a form on your website that it is not secure. If your website does not utilize an SSL Certificate, then your website is not secure for your visitors. This new warning is believed to be the beginning of a long-term initiative by major browsers to display all non-SSL encrypted website or web pages as being “Not Secure”.

Around half of all desktop internet users utilize Google Chrome as their main web browser and it is widely believed that the other major browsers will follow suit with Google Chrome’s example.

The Security Problem

As soon as someone fills out a form on your website, or you perform an update, a hole can open that allows those unwanted visitors access to your website and data.

The Security Solution

Luckily, we have the tools to patch those holes from others reading or seeing your important data by encrypting your website with an SSL Certificate. You can make your entire website secure by installing an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate and direct all of your website traffic through a secured path. If you host with Visionfriendly.com (Design & Promote’s Parent company), we can handle that for you or you can contact your hosting or IT provider.

Your Next Steps

If you currently host with Visionfriendly.com, we are able to install the SSL Certificate throughout your website and update the key references that ensure that your website is secure. The charge is $180 for the migration service, though for the months of September and October 2017, we have lowered the price to $89. There is an annual fee of $200 for the Thawte SSL Certification.

Visionfriendly.com has an SSL Hotline for those who are ready to move forward. Please call at 331-256-2241 or simply send an email to ssl@visionfriendly.com with “DO IT” as the subject line.

The Advantages of Securing your Website with an SSL

There are a number of advantages that come with securing your website with an SSL Certificate. The newest reason is to prevent security warnings from making your visitors question the trustworthiness of your website. By adding an SSL, our SEO experts have noted a visibility increase of around 5%. Thus, giving you an advantage over your competition.

For more information about SSL’s, please visit the SSL Management page or our FAQ page.

What else can you do to secure your website?

If you currently have or plan to implement an SSL solution for site appearance and security, this is a great time to consider other website protection plans. Design & Promote, along with Visionfriendly.com offer website security plans that feature nightly back-ups, malware scanning, black list monitoring, WordPress plugin updates and much more!

Securing Your Website Data

Looking for more information about how to secure your website or ready to get started? Contact the website security experts at Design & Promote!