Symantec today announced the Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers.
Web hosting providers can utilize Encryption Everywhere to integrate encryption into every website they create.
With the new web security service, hosting providers can offer flexible options, including basic website encryption included as part of any hosted service, and a number of premium security packages.
Symantec developed Encryption Everywhere to support Symantec’s goal to secure 100 percent of legitimate websites by 2018.
“There are almost a billion websites today, yet only about 3 percent 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.
According to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, more than half of Indian consumers (54 percent) believe they’re more likely to have their credit card details stolen online rather than from their wallet while shopping and nearly half (48 percent) of the Indian respondents reported they have been a victim of a cyber attack.
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report also cited 78 percent of websites have vulnerabilities, and over one million web attacks were blocked daily in 2015, up 117 percent from 2014.
Google and other browsers 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.
Symantec says Encryption Everywhere encrypts 100 percent 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.
Many web hosting providers will integrate basic encryption with every website. For customized options, the user can click on the preferred Symantec security products offered by their web hosting provider.