Enmore now offers a low cost additional security option to allow clients to use an HTTPS 256 bit encrypted connection to their on-line system, where each web system deployment utilises a dedicated 1024 bit industry standard SSL certificate that is trusted by all popular browsers.
HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions on the World Wide Web and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems (see this Wikipedia link for more details).
HTTPS provides three additional security capabilities:
- Server authentication: allows the browser and the user to have additional confidence that they are connected to the correct web system and have not been redirected without their knowledge to another site
- Data confidentiality: is ensured since the data flow from the browser to the web system is encrypted so that anyone trying to 'eavesdrop' on the connection will not be able to understand the data
- Data integrity: means that a network attacker cannot damage or alter the content of data uploaded or downloaded from the web system because the communication is validated with a cryptographic message authentication code
An HTTPS connection is signified in most browsers by the showing of a icon somewhere on the screen (the position varies depending upon the browser being used), and the url field in the browser will have https://name_of_site, instead on the non-encrypted option signified by http://name_of_site.
This is shown in the screen shot below of the url field for the Enmore demonstration site which has had https deployed to illustrate this new Enmore packaged offering.
If you would like to learn more about this new HTTPS packaged offering then please contact us