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Symantec Announces Encryption Everywhere

  • A Global Leader in Cybersecurity Calls on Website Owners and Web Hosting Providers to Secure All Legitimate Web Traffic by 2018
  • With only 3% of today’s websites encrypted, Symantec offers clear path to help secure sites easily and help to win back internet security for every business and consumer

RUST, Germany, World Hosting Days - March 15, 2016Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the worldwide 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. Symantec wants to see 100% of legitimate websites secured by 2018, and Encryption Everywhere was developed to support that goal. Symantec will be demonstrating Encryption Everywhere during the World Hosting Days conference in Rust, Germany, March 15-18, 2016, booth Z03.

“There are almost a billion web sites 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, 47% of global respondents reported they have been a victim of a cyberattack. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report cited five out of six large companies had been targeted for attack in 2014, a 40% increase over the previous year. 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 customized 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 recognized 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.

Symantec will launch the Encryption Everywhere with a number of global web hosting partners, including InterNetX, one of the largest providers of domains, webspace and hosting products for resellers.

“As consumers and businesses become more savvy about cyberattacks, they are looking to InterNetX for strategic guidance about security options, from simple encryption certificates to robust security solutions,” said Marco Hoffmann, head of Domain Services and Product Management of InterNetX. “Therefore, we are excited to provide our customers with a solution from one of the top security companies in the world. The possibility to secure all of our 3.8 million domains with Symantec’s Encryption Everywhere helps ensure that all our customers are protected and secure.”

In addition to exhibiting at this year’s World Hosting Days conference, Ms. Divol will represent Symantec during a shared keynote at the conference with Dr. Richard Sykes of EuroCloud UK. The presentation, entitled ‘The Untold Story About Security and Web Hosting’, will take place on Tuesday, March 15 at 12:35 pm CET. Symantec’s Rob Hoblit, vice president of Revenue for Website Security will also participate on a panel entitled “Encrypt Everything or Die: Why Security and Privacy Online are Synonymous” on Tuesday, March 15 at 15:00 CET.

Encryption Everywhere is available immediately wherever Symantec SSL/TLS and security certificates are sold. For more information, visit go.symantec.com/encryptioneverywhere.

About Symantec Website Security

Symantec Website Security provides industry-leading security for websites, data, and applications with SSL/TLS, certificate management, vulnerability assessment, WAF/DDoS, malware scanning, etc. The Norton Secured Seal and Symantec Seal-in-Search assure customers they are safe to search, browse, interact, and buy. Symantec Website Security’s sophisticated solutions offer the promise of a safe and trusted internet experience across all websites and applications.

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is one of the leaders in cybersecurity. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see a broad landscape of threats, and protect customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.

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