Secure eCommerce SSL Server Services
The Internet is inherently an open environment and is open to misuse. The Internet operates by sending packets of data to a destination server via a network of servers. At any point along the transmission route, it is theoretically possible to intercept this information which can be subsequently analysed and possibly misused.
Although the massive volume of information and the large number of nodes within the Internet could be considered a deterrent in itself, it is not sufficient protection against a very determined hacker.
SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology provides security by adding another significant obstacle by encrypting the information which is transmitted from the viewers terminal to the destination server.
From a technical point of view, a unique key pair is generated for encrypting traffic between the two computers whenever an SSL connection is established. Either key is then capable of decrypting any data encrypted by the other, but the keys are not capable of decrypting anything generated by themselves. There are only a few appointed providers of encryption keys and certificates worldwide and certificates are only issued to established trading organisations to preserve the integrity of the encryption keys. The purpose of the certificate is to assure the viewer they are communicating with a legitimate organisation duly authorised to receive the encrypted information.
Fortunately, the whole process is automatic and appears seamless to the user. As complicated as it sounds, the browser simply displays the status of secure transmissions by the use of a key or padlock icon along with the possibility of alert boxes depending on the browser settings. These icons are designed to offer the user the peace of mind to continue their secure online experience.
As the Internet becomes even more of an accepted medium for ordering goods online, Scorpion Research Network Services is able to help eCommerce Clients realise their strategy of establishing a secure eCommerce site on the Internet to process secure eCommerce transactions. There are a number of different options with varying differences in cost and complexity:
Even if you do not have an immediate need for a web site, it is wise to register your Domain Name immediately to ensure that it is available to you when you eventually choose to implement a more fuller Internet strategy.
If you are interested in using our Secure Web Hosting services please contact Scorpion Research who can advise you how to proceed within your organisational and budgeting requirements.
Please note that all Scorpion Research Network Services are subject to your acceptance of the Services Terms & Conditions and the Network Services Acceptable Use Policy.
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