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Welcome to your source for whitepapers on Website Security, SSL Certificates and Encryption. Symantec SSL and Website Security Solutions enables you to take a proactive, all-round approach to Website Security, establishing and maintaining online security and improving customer confidence.

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FEELING VULNERABLE? YOU SHOULD BE.

Faced with increasingly smart malware and the catastrophic damage wreaked by data loss, businesses can no longer afford to merely react to threats. Read the results of our survey and over 1.5 million website vulnerability scans in our report.



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KNOWLEDGE GIVES YOU THE POWER TO PROTECT

Close the knowledge gap and learn about common types of vulnerabilities, the latest malware threats, and the importance of taking steps to detect and defend against them by downloading our latest whitepapers.



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TRUST ONLINE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICALSYMANTEC WEBSITE SECURITY THREAT REPORT 2013 PART 1

Today’s fast-moving threat landscape means you could be exploited - download Symantec’s Website Security Threat Report – Part 1 and get up-to-speed with up-to-the-minute data and analysis on the latest cybercrime trends and developments.



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TRUST ONLINE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICALSYMANTEC WEBSITE SECURITY THREAT REPORT 2013 PART 2

Now you can download part 2 and ensure you’re fully up-to-speed with the latest cybercrime trends
and developments.



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TRUST IS UNDER ATTACKREAD THE NEW WHITEPAPER ON PHISHING TACTICS

Phishing knows no limits. Now using perfect replicas of real sites and a myriad of devious new tactics, phishing is a bigger threat than ever to online trust. How can a company like yours help to protect itself and its customers? Learn about the very latest phishing tactics and how you can apply technologies to combat them by downloading our Phishing – The Latest Tactics and Potential Business Impacts whitepaper.



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SIX THINGS THAT CAN KILL YOUR WEBSITE AND HOW TO STOP THEM.

A business would never leave its front door unlocked and consequently unsecured. So why would it do so with its website? As the organisation’s shop front, the embodiment of its brand, and an essential sales and marketing tool, websites are a valuable and vital business asset that require the latest security practices. To discover the top six threats to your organisation’s websites, and what you can do to defend against them, download our whitepaper.



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IT'S TIME TO CLOSE THE VULNERABILITY GAP.

For online businesses today, the difference between perception and reality can be quite literally thousands of unknown vulnerabilities. Each one a potential entry point through which an organisation’s website functionality and data could be manipulated or downloaded by cybercriminals, and lead to website blacklisting. With so much unknown, and so much at stake, it’s time to take positive action.



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A NEW YEAR. A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO OPTIMISE AND GROW YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS.

2012 certainly had its fair share of security challenges for organisations both large and small. 2013 is a new year and it’s time to look ahead and ensure that your business is prepared for the challenges in front of you. To help you discover what steps you can take to optimise your online business this year, we’ve created interactive e-books for both those not overly familiar with online website security solutions and those who have more advanced optimisation needs.



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TRUST MANAGEMENT. A 'MUST-HAVE' FOR EVERY ENTERPRISE.

When a company expands dramatically like Gadget World¹, so too does its need for securing online trust. As IT Manager Chris James discovered to his cost, the complex security requirements of an enterprise do not run themselves. With its rapid growth, Gadget World’s infrastructure soon comprised of over fifty virtual servers, email servers, intranets, supplier extranets and more. Chris took prudent steps to protect his growing organisation and customer base, including Symantec SSL Certificates, but when sales dropped off overnight, he knew he had a serious issue.



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¹Gadget World is a fictional company.

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT MULTI-USE SSL CERTIFICATES.

SAN or Wildcard? Learn which best suits your needs by downloading our free "Understanding multi-use SSL certificates" whitepaper. You may know that SAN and Wildcard SSL certificates can save management time and money compared to multiple traditional SSL certificates. But few know the differences between the two, and that SAN and Wildcard are not actually certificate types, but functions that can be used with many types of SSL certificates.



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TRUST. IT’S ALWAYS IN FASHION.

In the tradition of a Harvard Business School case study, we created a fictional company that uses real Symantec technology to tell the story of how SSL technology can help a start-up build its business online.



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ALWAYS ON SSL THE NEW STANDARD IN WEBSITE SECURITY.

In today’s threat landscape, selective use of HTTPS is no longer sufficient to protect reputations and customer confidence. To safeguard against Firesheep and other web session hijacking threats, SSL must be employed throughout a user’s session, not just at login. Maintaining trust today means maintaining protection with Always On SSL.



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YOUR CUSTOMERS HAVE GONE MOBILE SHOULDN'T YOUR WEBSITE SECURITY STRATEGY.

The threat landscape has never stood still, but now it has gone truly mobile. With mobile computing rapidly gaining ubiquity, authors have become more strategic and bolder in their efforts to mobilise their malware. With last year seeing mobile vulnerabilities increase by 93%¹, malware targeting mobile devices increase by 155%², and 28% of mobile malware designed to steal data¹, protecting your customers’ sensitive information and online brand requires a secure website strategy including SSL.



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¹ Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, Vol. 17 Main Report, April 2012. The report is based on data from the Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.

² Juniper Trusted Mobility Index, May 2012.

THINK SELF-SIGNED SSL CERTIFICATES SAVE MONEY? THINK AGAIN.

Self-signed SSL certificates may seem a great way to help an organisation save money, particularly for internal sites and servers. But a closer look reveals a very different story. From physical security and hardware, to data centre space and personnel requirements, the cost of establishing a secure self-signing architecture gets very expensive, very quickly. To compare the true total cost of ownership of self-signed SSL certificates versus working with a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) , download our free whitepaper.



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BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND BREACH PROTECTION: WHY SSL CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL
TO TODAY'S ENTERPRISE.

Download and read our whitepaper, Business Continuity and Breach Protection: Why SSL Certificate Management is Critical to Today's Enterprise. Learn about the pitfalls associated with poor SSL Certificate management, why expired SSL Certificates are potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how enterprises can keep track of SSL Certificates effectively.



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YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE THREAT LANDSCAPE.

Symantec has established some of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of over 64.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. the annual Symantec Internet Security Threat Report¹ – and we’ve created a shortened version specifically focused on website security issues for you to download free.



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¹ Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, Vol. 17 Main Report, 2012

PHISHING ATTACKS. DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT.

Phishing techniques and tactics are continually evolving. Their ability to take advantage of an unsuspecting user’s trust and curiosity is constantly increasing. The impact on a business can be quite severe. RSA estimated in its October 2011 Fraud Report that the worldwide losses from phishing attacks cost more than $520 million in the first half of 2011 alone¹.



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¹ RSA: October Fraud Report, RSA, October 2011.

LEARN WHY PROACTIVE DEFENSE IS THE ONLY DEFENCE.

The new and smarter threats of today demand a new and smarter defence strategy. Now, malware infection or exploited vulnerabilities can lead to search engine blacklisting before an organisation even knows it’s been attacked. With considerable damage to online reputation at risk from late or non-detection, proactive and all-round defence is today’s only true defence.



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A WEBSITE IS ONLY AS SECURE
AS ITS CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY (CA). CHOOSE WISELY. CHOOSE SYMANTEC.

2011 saw an alarming series of CA breaches. However, there is no need to worry because VeriSign, the first CA to offer SSL, has been providing uncompromising and uncompromised security since 1995. Now part of Symantec, the future is even more secure. Forming part of the leading source of trust online today, Symantec sets the standards against which all other CAs should be judged. In a time when choosing the right CA is more critical than ever, count on Symantec to protect your organisation’s reputation, and your customers.



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