Not so long ago, most website owners didn’t have to worry about special measures to secure their websites unless they were conducting eCommerce transactions, or collecting sensitive data such as medical or banking data. But now all of that is changing.
Google now officially recommends having websites that are secured with HTTPS. You should always protect your website with HTTPS, even if you don't handle sensitive communications. Aside from providing critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information, HTTPS is a requirement for many new browser features.
Below are some of the reasons why you should have your website secured.
Protects the integrity of your website
HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users' browsers. Intruders include intentionally malicious attackers, and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels that inject ads into pages.
Keeping everything safer and more secure is simply a better option for everyone.
Protects Your Customers
Having an HTTPS and SSL secured website protects the information that your customers put into the website between the server and the client, and also between their computer and our server.
If your site is not secured with HTTPS it essentially means that ALL data submitted through your website could be intercepted by someone who is not supposed to have it - this includes contact forms, logins, chat logs, and browsing patterns.
Increases Google Ranking
It helps improve and benefit your website's ranking on google searches. Google has confirmed that they favor HTTPS sites and that’s the reason why over 40% of the sites on the first page of Google are HTTPS. Secure websites rank higher than those that aren't secure.
All websites that we bought at RazorWeb are SSL secure - it's all taken care of. When you set up a new website with us or if you have an existing website, consider making it secure. Talk to us about how we can do that for you, or better yet ask your current provider to make your website secured.
Also, securing a website is really crucial especially if you’re selling online. You should know that eCommerce websites are a major target for fraudsters, hackers, and even for your own competitors.
Make sure you get your website secured, before it’s too late.