You’ll notice that, when browsing the internet, the address of a website is preceded by the words HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) or HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer). They are the protocols that allow our computer to communicate with the server that provides the web page.
The HTTP protocol deals only with the transfer of information between sender and recipient. HTTPS, often indicated by a lock icon, adds to this transfer a level, that takes care of encryption, integrity and authentication of data, called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Websites that support this protocol can transmit data to our computer in encrypted mode, that can not be intercepted by third parties, via an exchange of authorizations which guarantees knowledge of the communication’s content only to the computer and the server, and certifies its integrity. It is therefore essential that a web platform, especially if containing sensitive data, makes use of this feature.
Our web platforms, hosted on managed servers, support and use the HTTPS protocol, guaranteeing the highest safety standards. If you need advice on the development of a secure web application, you can contact us or ask a free quotation via the dedicated page.