Encryption is imperative to the security of your data. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).
SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server, they can see and use that information.
More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used. In this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted. All browsers have the capability to interact with secured web servers using the SSL protocol. However, the browser and the server need what is called an SSL Certificate to be able to establish a secure connection.
SSL secures millions of peoples’ data on the Internet every day, especially during online transactions or when transmitting confidential information. Internet users have come to associate their online security with the lock icon that comes with an SSL-secured website or green address bar that comes with an Extended Validation SSL-secured website. SSL-secured websites also begin with https rather than http.
To ensure the privacy and security of a client firm’s files, our file sharing software includes:
- Network firewalls to prevent unauthorized users from accessing private networks.
- Our file sharing solution encrypts data using AES 256-bit encryption protocols, the same encryption standard used by the U.S. government.
- Activity reports enable administrators to track every download, upload and file modification that occurs on their website.
- Industry compliance capabilities. Accountants, for example, have strict compliance guidelines that must be met when it comes to storing and sharing files. Therefore, our file sharing software supports FINRA regulations and Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP).
Note: We do not provide hosting services for HIPAA security compliance, as is required by medical or health care providers.