Schools ICT is committed to keeping you and your users safe online. We offer our secure website and server service, at a cost of £80 for a single site (yourschool.n-yorks.sch.uk) or £160 for a domain including all sub-domains (*.yourschool.n-yorks.sch.uk).

Why will this matter to your website?

Web Browsing

Visiting a site with SSL encryption gives the user peace of mind that the site is safe and that the provider is genuine. Browsers now warn users when their connection is insecure, which may put some users off visiting non-secure websites. In order to keep traffic to school websites, it is strongly advised that they use SSL encryption.

Search Ranking

In addition, Google is now warning users that sites without SSL are not secure when they visit them, as well as prioritising sites that have SSL encryption in their search results rankings. This means that secure (https) websites will appear higher in search results than non-secure (http) sites. In order for schools to maintain a good ranking within Google search, it is again strongly advisable that they purchase SSL encryption for their website.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private. Sites with SSL encryption are obvious to the user as the site address will include HTTPS as opposed to HTTP and, depending on browser, will have a green padlock or the word “secure” in the address bar.

This type of security is seen on sites such as Amazon to help the user verify the site they are using is genuine and secure. HTTPS is swiftly becoming more prevalent amongst all types of websites, not just those that take personal details from users.

What does Schools ICT offer?

cirrus ssl basic flat

SSL Basic - £80 per year

cirrus ssl plus lay

SSL Plus - £160 per year

For websites:

Domain validation

Up to 256-bit SSL encryption

Improved SEO ranking on Google

For websites:

Domain validation

Up to 256-bit SSL encryption

Improved SEO ranking on Google

Unlimited secure subdomains

For servers:

Security for internal school servers. from GeoTrust® by Symantec™

Remote Acccess Servers

Secure access into school

 


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