In an effort to protect the privacy of our clients, from 2015 onwards we installed a security certificate and activated it site wide by default. This is known as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Netstrata is one of the first in the industry to use site wide encryption and is great news for all users of the website. From September 2015 and onwards, there should be no elements on our site that are transmitted via an insecure connection.
As a user of the Netstrata website, you should now notice a padlock icon in your browser’s address bar, you will also see the address has an extra ‘s’ in it and will show ‘https’ instead of ‘http’. This means that all traffic is encrypted and no unscrupulous person can intercept any information between Netstrata’s server and your computer, tablet or phone. This is especially useful for contact forms, so you know that your personal information isn’t being compromised when you submit forms.
At present (2015), only a small percentage of websites are encrypted by default, but large internet players like Google have been working on efforts to expand the encryption of internet traffic due to the many privacy benefits.
For more information about SSL (also known as TLS) encryption, Wikipedia is a good place to start:
… Or you could watch this short video on how SSL works: