HTTPS as a new standard

WIBA IT continually strives to improve the service, reliability and quality of its services. A new leap in reliability has been made today by transferring the website to the more secure HTTPS protocol.
Most websites still use the HTTP protocol. The URLs of those websites start with ‘http://’ and standard use port 80. HTTPS is an alternative for this existing protocol and it is safer because the data are encrypted.

That encryption requires the installation of a so-called SSL certificate. Each domain name has its own unique SSL certificate, which means it cannot be copied, and it is almost impossible for outsiders to capture the information being transferred via a website.

Once a website has been secured with HTTPS, the URL of the website starts with ‘https://’ and it used port 443. Many browsers display a green lock to the left of the URL bar, as proof that this is a secure website with a valid SSL certificate.

Our organization keeps growing and we notice that in our web traffic, which has grown considerable over the last year. With an HTTP protocol, it is possible in principle for malevolent parties to intercept and read all data. To safeguard the online privacy and security of our clients and freelancers, we have decided on the transfer toward HTTPS.