Keeping you and your customer secure with our data administration
We look at data security from two perspectives. First, customer
transactions in your e-Store must be done securely. If your
customers feel that their credit card information could be
compromised, they will abandon your e-Store and buy elsewhere.
Second, once orders are placed, what happens to the data from
that point on is equally as important, both for you and your
customers. This is what we call data administration.
We have recently been recognized and awarded for our high
level of security standards and practices with credit card
and order information.
Customer Transactions in Your e-Store
Full HTTPS/SSL Support
All our e-Store plans include 128-bit SSL Security by default.
With this feature, the transfer of data is encrypted and your
customer is protected from having their information "sniffed"
by hackers. The default certificate we provide is shared, meaning
that at checkout your customers will see "https://" along with
your store name in conjunction with the SwiftSite name.
You can purchase your own SSL Certificate if you'd prefer. This will
enable you to see your domain name exclusively through the checkout process.
When you log into your control panel for administrative purposes,
you will be protected by SSL in the same manner your customers
are protected when ordering.
Limited Access - Password-protected Admin. Area
It is likely that more than one person will need to access your
e-Store for administrative purposes. Administrators can have their
own usernames and passwords. Additionally, you can limit different
Administrator's access to certain areas. For example, a person can
be given access to manage the Skins component of the e-Store, but
not have access to the areas where the customer data is stored.
We physically separate the server that runs our e-Stores from the
database that stores you and your customer's information. The
database runs on hardware that is not connected to the internet.
This means that it would be virtually impossible for a hacker to
access customer data on your e-Store from the internet. Surprisingly,
many of our "shopping cart competitors" store customer data in same
location the e-store is run from. The e-Store is exposed to the
internet and, for the savvy hacker, so is the user data.