With it being Cyber Security Awareness Month – SocialKiwi are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Digicert and are really excited to be offering website security solutions.

Jonathan Henning, our Sales Director, spent almost 6 years working in the website security space for VeriSign and Symantec and is well versed in the technologies available to not only secure your website, but increase conversions, SEO rankings and traffic to your site.

Through our partnership with Digicert we are able to offer our customers the opportunity to have their companies authenticated as legitimate and provide access to SSL certification to ensure their websites, and traffic, is secured.

What are SSL Certificates? SSL Certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged during each visit (session). Whether you need to secure one or many domains, one or multiple servers, SocialKiwi in conjunction with DigiCert can provide a full line of SSL Certificate products to meet your needs.

To better explain SSL – imagine a letter is sent through the post without being placed into an envelope, obviously, all people who get their hands on this letter can read its contents. SSL is the envelope around the letter which ensures that only the intended recipient can read the letters contents.

As part of the process of obtaining a SSL certificate, the team at Digicert will conduct background checks ensuring that your company is a legally registered entity and is still in operation, that you are the legal owner of the domain name in question and that you individually are an authorised employee or agent of the company. These checks are a lot more rigorous than this post suggests but can be completed relatively quickly and the benefits are well worth it.

HTTPS secured websites receive an automatic boost in search engine results giving you the perfect opportunity to give your users the peace of mind of a secured site and get search engine rank results.

Now that Google is giving a rank boost for sites secured with Always-On SSL (AOSSL), it’s the perfect opportunity to give your users the confidence of using a secured site and get the benefit of increased search engine rank.

To see Always-on SSL in action – visit www.socialkiwi.co.nz and you will see the green, secure, HTTPS connection. To see full details of the certificate and online business ownership click on the padlock, click on the Connection Tab, click Certificate information then finally click details. This will provide you all the information you need to see that our site is secure, the certificate is up to date and that we are the owners of the website (and we’re a real business).

Establish a trusted presence online by getting in touch with SocialKiwi and finding out more about how we can help you today.


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