Website Security Solutions

Website Security Solutions allow companies and consumers to engage in communications and commerce online with trust and confidence. With more than one and a half million web servers using our SSL certificates, an infrastructure that processes more than four and a half billion certificate checks daily, and a trust mark that is seen more than half a billion times a day in 170 countries, the Norton Secured seal is the most recognized symbol of trust on the Internet.

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    Created: Brad 13 Mar 2013

    Safe Surfing for March Madness

    March Madness is almost here! I expect there will be the usual social media blitz on team information, player stats, tournament brackets, schedules, and other sites that are set up by good and bad agents alike. We’re going to see ads in sidebars, links on Twitter, and tempting headlines all over the web. If you’ve ever bought anything from an online store selling sports gear or official jerseys or tees, you’re certain to see more than your fair share of these links. I love college sports, and keep track of my alma mater even though they never do well on the national basketball courts. So I’m somewhat isolated. But if you’re a more rabid fan of a Division 1 university team, there’s a huge opportunity for evildoers to lead you astray. You’re...
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    Created: Jimmy Edge 07 Mar 2013

    Key online security points to consider in 2013

    Online threats have become a fact of life for people who regularly use the internet. However, rather than worrying about it or waiting for potentially important details to be compromised, there a number of key points which you can consider to counter any possible threat. Pondering the important issues and putting the right structures in place can go a long way towards making sure that you are sufficiently set up to deal with a number of threats. Cyber criminals are constantly coming up with new and inventive ways to fool us into parting with our cash or handing over our details online. New web threats There was a time, not so long ago, when you could spot a malicious website a mile away. Something would always give it away, whether it was a suspicious domain name, strange wording or poor usability. These days, the cyber criminals have become a lot savvier – and a lot more dangerous. The majority of malicious websites out...
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    Created: Rick Andrews 04 Mar 2013

    How to avoid MitM attacks on Apps

    The Cryptographer’s Panel at RSA included Professor Dan Boneh of Stanford University, who sat down with Whitfield Diffie, Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir to talk about the most common failures of mobile apps and SSL encryption algorithms. A lively discussion brought a special bit of attention to the use SSL/TLS within applications.  In the conference panel Dan Boneh stated, “Many mobile apps fail to correctly validate the SSL certificate presented by the server they are communicating with.”  The problem is not the technology but its implementation. Implementing SSL within non-browser apps has been laid out to make it clear and easy for any user or developer within our white paper called “SSL for Apps: Best practices for developers”.  “A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps” is a short read that features the...
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    Created: Jimmy Edge 27 Feb 2013

    POOR PASSWORDS JUST WON’T HACK IT

    Any idea what’s the average number of website logins that someone in your organisation might have? The answer? 25 apparently. Impressive. What isn’t such good news, though, is that most people use just 6.5 passwords to protect them, each of which is shared across 3.9 different sites, according to the same landmark study, ‘A Large Scale Study of Web Password Habits’ (https://research.microsoft.com/pubs/74164/www2007.pdf). It’s convenient, yes, but far from insecure. And, if your employees are that careless about keeping themselves safe, what impact might it be having on your business when they’re logging in at work? You should really ensure that they use different passwords for all their logins, at all times. That way, you can avoid the situation...
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    Created: Andy Horbury 21 Feb 2013

    Making the most of website analytics

    Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as tips to keep your website safe, SEO and in this final post, website analytics..... How to make the most of website analytics Website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, Optimizely or Mint, are invaluable tools when it comes to guiding your marketing and website development but only if you know how to make the most of the data...
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    Created: Andy Horbury 19 Feb 2013

    Seven ways to keep your website safe

    Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as analytics, SEO and some tips to keep your website safe.. Seven ways to keep your website safe Broken links, badly formatted code, page errors and expired SSL certificates can hurt the quality and ranking of your site. Running a website isn’t simply a case of setting it up and forgetting about it. It’s not quite build it and they will come, you need to maintain it, keep it safe and secure it in order to maximize traffic, sign-ups and conversions. Here are seven top tips for a safe and successful website: ...
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    Created: Rick Andrews 14 Feb 2013

    Let’s Build a More Secure Future

    Amid lots of other security news this week, you may have missed the announcement of the formation of a new industry group, the CA Security Council (https://casecurity.org). Symantec is a founding member of this group of leading Certificate Authorities, whose purpose is to explore and promote best practices around SSL/TLS deployment and CA operations. The announcement is at http://bit.ly/VaZNek. The trust model involving end users, web sites and Certificate Authorities as trusted third parties has been an integral part of the explosive growth of e-commerce. But deploying and using SSL/TLS properly is not trivial, so it’s great to see groups like CASC forming to further advance trustworthy use of SSL. Don’t confuse CASC with the CA/Browser Forum of which Symantec is also a founding member. CASC supports the...
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    Created: FranRosch 12 Feb 2013

    The Future of Online Trust and Security Starts Here

    The objective of the Website Security Solutions team at Symantec is to produce quality, integrated offerings that help our customers achieve their goals.  We help eCommerce companies establish and grow their online businesses across multiple devices, platforms, and media types. We also help large corporations protect information flowing across public and private networks using SSL encryption.  Our suite of Website Security Solutions solve problems for organizations of every size, focusing on the needs of the organization and end user alike.  We call these “right-for-me solutions”. Our Website Security Solutions combines SSL encryption with the Norton Secured Seal announcing that websites have passed a daily malware scan, and been confirmed as legitimate by a leader in establishing trust. A website posting the Norton Seal show improved search results, and show up as trusted to anyone surfing for wares using Norton Safe Web or Safe Web Lite....
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    Created: Andy Horbury 12 Feb 2013

    Five steps to search engine success. Search engine optimization matters

      Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing, but rather have been written to kick start thoughts on concepts such as analytics, website security and to start off with some thoughts on search engine optimisation. Five steps to search engine success. Search engine optimization matters: When researching branded products, 44% of online shoppers begin by using a search engine Inbound marketing costs 61% less per...
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    Created: Brad 11 Feb 2013

    Introducing Algorithm Agility: ECC and DSA

    Since 1976, public key cryptography has become the foundation on which secure communications were established over the Internet.  The public key algorithm and infrastructure revolutionized cryptography, and formed the basis for secure e-mail, e-commerce, and many other information exchanges. Throughout the development of PKI, new algorithms have been developed and refined which offer higher security and better performance, resulting in improved ability to defend against the growing sophistication of the modern security threat. And we're evolving right with them. For our Enterprise level customers, we’re pleased and proud to announce our new Algorithm Agility program. Any Standard SSL Certificate can now be issued as an RSA or DSA algorithm option, both included for the same price. Any Premium SSL certificate has a third included option of the ECC algorithm, for improved production and performance connections. DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) is a U.S....