In order to provide a secure safe computing environment for you (our customers) we have recently implemented the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol on our websites. You will now notice “Trust Indicators” such as a lock icon with the word “Secure” plus “HTTPS://” associated with our URL in your browser which means that you can trust our business and website to protect your information.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the backbone of a secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both our websites and your personal information.
The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see the information you submit to our various online forms if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.
In addition to encryption, a proper SSL certificate also provides authentication. This means you can be sure that you are sending information to the right server and not to an imposter trying to steal your information. The nature of the Internet means that you will often be sending information through several computers. Any of these computers could pretend to be our website but we have made this impossible by using a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and getting an SSL Certificate from a trusted SSL provider.
Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) also protects against phishing attacks. A phishing email is an email sent by a criminal who tries to impersonate our website. The email usually includes a link to their own website or uses a man-in-the-middle attack to use our own domain name. Because it is very difficult for these criminals to receive a proper SSL certificate, they won’t be able to perfectly impersonate our website. This means that you will be far less likely to fall for a phishing attack because you should know to be looking for the trust indicators in your browser.
We appreciate your support and respect your privacy, so for the best in a secure trusting WIN-WIN business relationship call on MarShield.