Symantec launches new encryption software for website security

The new Encryption Everywhere software is aimed at website owners and hosting providers

Published Date
02 - Jun - 2016
| Last Updated
03 - Jun - 2016
 
Symantec launches new encryption software for website security

Symantec Crop., which is better known for Norton antivirus has launched a new encryption software for website security. This new software can integrate encryption into a website from the moment it is created. According to the company’s threat report, 78% of websites have vulnerabilities. Further, cyberattacks are also growing in numbers. The company says that its new encryption software will help reduce various cyber threats. It is aimed website owners and hosting providers and the company’s goal is to secure 100% of legitimate websites by 2018.

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Symantec Corp., the global leader in cybersecurity, today 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% of legitimate websites by 2018.

“There are almost a billion websites today, yet only about 3% of those sites are encrypted, which means cybercriminals have been able to make a good living off of 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, more than half of Indian consumers (54%) believe they’re more likely to have their credit card details stolen online rather than from their wallet while shopping and nearly half  (48%) of the Indian respondents reported they have been a victim of a cyberattack. 

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report also cited 78% of websites have vulnerabilities, and over one million web attacks were blocked daily in 2015, up 117% 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% 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.

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.

Encryption Everywhere is available immediately. For more information, visit: https://www.symantec.com/en/au/website-security/