Network Security Steps

Network security can promote safe browsing and improve productivity by preventing employees from accessing these sites.

Since some sites that attempt to surreptitiously install malware might also attempt to monitor access to web browsing activity, it is critical that both employees and customers have access to strong, encrypted web browsing experiences.

Encrypt your traffic with HTTPS

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) uses a public key infrastructure to authenticate and encrypt each connection between a browser and server. This ensures that no parties can modify or modify the data that is being transferred.

It is important that visitors to your site have this protection enabled on their browsers, while there are other measures you can take, with the use of services like Fortinet online which specialize in protection against network threats as ransomware and others.

We recommend that all web browsers support HTTPS, including Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. To learn how to enable SSL on your browser, see: https://www.w3.org/Protocols/https

Enable two-step verification

Two-step verification requires a secure connection for people who are using a web browser to access your site. This prevents unauthorized people from using your account to access your site or to take over your account.

Note: By enabling two-step verification, you provide assistance to stop an unauthorized person from using your account. We encourage you to enable this feature on your site as soon as you become aware of any attempt to gain access to your account. You should not require a user to register and prove his or her identity prior to granting access to your site.

To enable two-step verification, navigate to the security settings for your account and click on the “More” link. Click on “Enable 2-Step Verification”.

To know more about the steps required to create two-step verification, see our website for information on how to create and use two-step verification.

If you are unable to enable two-step verification, you can also view this screen shot to help ensure you’re clicking on the correct link:

Choose which devices, if any, you will allow to access your account. If you have multiple accounts with various permissions, choose only one of them, not both.

Enable SSL for your Web site

We strongly recommend using SSL/TLS to secure your site because you cannot monitor access to your site while your visitors are encrypted. If you are using the same SSL certificate for all your sites, encrypting all traffic on the site will increase its security and reduce your certificate’s validity period from the standard 180 days to a maximum of 120 days. See More Info.

Your site can be a showcase for your business, so it’s important to encrypt your traffic. There are a number of providers that offer free SSL certificates, including GoDaddy and VeriSign. You can also obtain certificates through Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. GoDaddy and VeriSign also provide free certificates for non-commercial use.

If you use the OAuth protocol to manage your login credentials for your site, then setting up SSL for your login credentials can be straightforward.

2 Comments

  1. December 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous fall colors photo!
    My Black Friday-ing was the Mile HIgh deal I told you about. Finally pushed myself to try Distance, I’m downgrading back to HIgh45 for sure for a bit, although being on the verge of getting sick didn’t help.

    • Nicole
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      December 4, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Nice! Feel better!!

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