There are various extra precautions you can put in place to keep your desktop server data safe. From using a strong password when logging in to running regular data backups.
But what about accessing that information over an internet connection? This is where an SSL certificate will come in useful.
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is the tech behind that ‘s’ in your web address.
If you’ve ever looked at the URL behind web pages, you will see that some websites have “http” before the rest of the website address. Others have an added ‘s’ at the end like “https”. That little ‘s’ means that the website, and your connection to it, are secure and any information you put into that site has been encrypted.
A secure connection is particularly important when accessing information via the web. If you have information being transferred from your computer to a server without a secure connection, it’s vulnerable to cyber-attackers.
Having an SSL will prevent any private information, including usernames and passwords, from being sent over the internet as plain text.
You might then be asking: “how does it work?”
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind an encryption code to your details. So your information remains private and safely in your hands.
What About Clik Remote?
Clik Remote works by processing information from your computer to a web-based server, allowing you to see the work you need quickly and easily.
Installing an SSL Certificate on the server where your Clik Remote software is hosted, will secure the connection from a web browser to your web server. In turn, this will keep your Clik Remote accounts secure when you access them onsite, from home or in the office.
How can I get an SSL Certificate?
You can buy an SSL Certificate from trusted industry experts like Thawte for about £120. The SSL Certificate will need to be installed on the machine that hosts your Clik Remote site, but from here it will protect all your Clik Remote accounts. Keeping your private information for your eyes only.
This post was first published in February 2017 and has been edited with updated information.