Give Shoppers The Gift Of Online Security This Christmas

Last year online shoppers in the UK alone spent £21.6bn during the Christmas period, a solid +13% compared to 20131 and a further +12% rise is expected for 2015 – approximately £52.25bn annually2.

With Christmas just around the corner this is welcoming news; however recent high-profile hacks like Ashley Madison3 and TalkTalk4 have left online shoppers feeling hesitant – 43% of shoppers are worried over online security and 80% of shoppers would cancel the entire transaction if a security warning appears.

How You Can Provide the Gift of Security

A recent survey commissioned by Symantec found the fear of fraud could be countered by deploying visible signs of security or credentials:

61% of online shoppers checked the URL bar for visible signs of security – like an EV SSL certificate’s green bar or the Norton Secured Sign Seal – before completing a transaction.


78% of shoppers were found to feel more confident purchasing from a website with visible signs of security – a sign only one in ten currently provide (as of October 2015).

Despite our efforts since 2010 5, the latest survey emphasised that many companies still fail to recognise the importance of proactively preventing fraud 6 – even after multiple data breaches at times7.

Deploying Visible Signs of Security From Trusted CAs

The Symantec survey highlights the importance of robust online security for online businesses, and it successfully points out the security concerns of online shoppers – especially during the busy Christmas period.

At SSL247®, we offer EV SSL certificates from a wide range of trusted CAs. We can even provide an EV certificate with the instantly recognisable Norton Secured Seal and mobile optimised ECC encryption technology on selected CA brands.

If you have any questions or simply want more information, contact one of our accredited specialists for a FREE no-commitment consultation or try our FREE wizard for an instant recommendation. Alternatively you can see Symantec’s full survey report below for more information.







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Posted on Friday 06 November 2015 by Méline Keoxay

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