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The number one concern of Internet users is that a web site will keep personal information safe and secure. If you are a site owner, giving importance to security is not only for your own protection but for your users' as well. Despite you have the right to set contents to your contracts and terms of service, you still have a portion of liabilities in case your user encountered information and financial thefts as he perform activities within your website.

E-commerce usually involves the processing of credit cards and sensitive customer information so security is very important. Online communities and ecommerce websites are mostly the target places of hackers.

Toward this end, many users look for a website to display a third party seal as evidence of security. Using a web site seal is a good idea. But providing true web site security requires more than just a seal it also requires using several kinds of security controls managed by a security program to back the seal's promise. Merchants can choose from many kinds of web site seals, but only a comprehensive security seal can fulfill all key requirements for web site security.

Qualys SECURE Seal allows businesses of all sizes to scan their web sites for the presence of malware, network and web application vulnerabilities, as well as SSL certificate validation.

Features of Qualys SECURE Seal:
  1. Network Vulnerability Scanning: Identify externally facing vulnerabilities on your web server
  2. Web App Vulnerability Scanning: Identify web app vulnerabilities such as SQL injection & cross-site scripting (XSS)
  3. Malware Detection: identify malicious software that could be hosted on your web site
  4. SSL Certificate Validation: Verify that your web site's SSL certificate is valid and current

Once a web site passes these four comprehensive security scans, the Qualys SECURE Seal service generates a Qualys SECURE seal for the merchant to display on their web site demonstrating to online customers that the company is maintaining a rigorous and proactive security program.

You can Download this documentation to learn how the Qualys SECURE Seal can provide your company with tangible evidence that all vital security controls are in place and that the site is truly safe for online business.

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