1&1 Enhances Web Hosting Security Level by Offering SSL Certificates Powered by Symantec

1&1, one of the world’s largest web hosting providers, will offer a wide range of SSL certificates powered by Symantec, fulfilling its customers’ needs for encryption. 1&1 will also offer a number of premium security packages with increasingly stronger levels of website validation, protection, and trust seals.

In March of 2016, Symantec announced its intention to help secure every legitimate website and web application by 2018. Symantec’s Encryption Everywhere program would give web hosting providers a single platform to deliver one of the most comprehensive security portfolio’s to their customers. 

As one of the first hosting providers to participate in Symantec’s Encryption Everywhere program in Germany, 1&1 is helping to secure 19 million domain names on the Internet. Furthermore, 1&1 also supports its customers in the U.S., Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and Mexico in better protecting their websites as well.

1&1 internet“We are excited to partner with Symantec to provide our customers with Symantec’s comprehensive and trusted security solutions for websites,” said Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we live, and we must continuously find ways to protect our data. Thus, cooperating with Symantec enables us to join forces for a safer Internet by protecting considerably more websites than is the case today.” 

Symantec Website Security provides security for websites, data, and applications with SSL/TLS, certificate management, vulnerability assessment, WAF/DDoS, malware scanning, etc.

“With only 3% of the web encrypted today, it is critical that our partners like 1&1 take the lead in educating their customers on security choices and making it easy to do the right thing,” said Roxane Divol, senior vice president and GM of Website Security at Symantec. “When we launched Encryption Everywhere with the intention of changing the game for internet security, 1&1 immediately saw the value in partnering and has moved quickly to integrate Symantec website security solutions into their portfolio. I am thrilled to award them for the work they are doing to help secure their customers.”