SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES ENCRYPTION EVERYWHERE

SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES ENCRYPTION EVERYWHERE

·        Global Leader in Cybersecurity Calls on Website Owners and Web Hosting Providers to Secure All Legitimate Web Traffic by 2018

·        With only 3% of today’s websites encrypted, Symantec offers clear path to help secure sites easily and help to win back internet security for every business and consumer 


SINGAPORE – 1 June, 2016 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the availability of Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers. Encryption Everywhere lets web hosting providers integrate encryption into every website from the moment it is created. With the new web security service, hosting providers can offer a variety of flexible options, including basic website encryption included as part of any hosted service, and a number of premium security packages with increasingly stronger levels of website validation, protection, and trust seals. Symantec wants to see 100% of legitimate websites secured by 2018, and Encryption Everywhere was developed to support that goal.

“There are almost a billion web sites today, yet only about 3% 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. “Symantec is about to change the game for cybersecurity with Encryption Everywhere. It’s time to secure every legitimate website and win back security on the internet for every business and consumer. That’s why Symantec is making it easy to secure any website from the very moment it is registered or renewed, starting with free, basic encryption all the way through to complete website security solutions.”

According to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, 47% of global respondents reported they have been a victim of a cyberattack. In Singapore, almost 1 in 5 Singaporeans personally experienced some form of online crime. Singaporeans lost an average of 20 hours in 2015 dealing with the fallout from online crime, and nearly S$545 on average per person. 

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report cited 78% of websites have vulnerabilities, and over one million web attacks were blocked daily in 2015, up 117% from 2014. In addition, Google and other browsers have announced they 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. Encryption Everywhere encrypts 100% 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.

Encryption Everywhere makes it easy to secure any website from the time it’s registered or renewed. Many web hosting providers will integrate basic encryption with every website.  For more customized options, the user can simply click on the preferred Symantec security products offered by their web hosting provider. Web hosting providers can now offer a complete security solution to their customers from one of the most trusted and recognized brands in cybersecurity. Encryption Everywhere is the first security solution that gives web hosting providers an upsell opportunity to bring in new revenue streams without incurring a burden to their infrastructure, sales processes or administration teams.

Encryption Everywhere is available immediately.  For more information, visit https://www.symantec.com/en/au/website-security/

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