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Here to Help: Securing Your Form with Internet Browser Protection

“Here to Help” is a support column written especially for Formstack’s awesome, loyal customers. This post is part of a four-post series on web form security.

Are you using your online forms to collect sensitive data like social security numbers or credit card details? If yes, then it’s absolutely vital that you’re also using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection on your forms to secure the data people share with you. At Formstack, enabling SSL is a required web form security measure if you’re gathering identifying information on your forms.

In this post, I’ll cover SSL in full detail to help you keep your information secure. Read on to learn how to maximize your form security!

Why You Should Protect Your Form With SSL

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for providing secure communications on the Internet. This technology provides the authentication and encryption of traffic between your browser and Internet servers. You can tell if a website is secured with SSL if “https” is included in the web address.

SSL is an industry standard. So if you’re collecting sensitive, identifying information like social security numbers, you MUST enable SSL. Otherwise, customers may not trust your services (and will likely not fill out your forms).

How You Can Protect Your Form With SSL

All new Formstack forms have SSL enabled by default. No setup is required. If you need to disable SSL, you can reach out to our Support team to make a request.

Please keep the following in mind:

To learn more about Formstack’s other web form security features, click below to dive in to part two of this security series.