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MyMediabox keeps its clients’ sites secure and encrypted

Some of you and your licensee partners may have noticed that the address bar is a little more crowded in your web browser when you are on your MyMediabox websites versus some other sites. Once you hit the “Login” page you find that the address starts with HTTPS instead of HTTP. What does the extra “S” stand for, besides “spiffy,” “splendid,” and “spectacular?” Well, in this instance it stands for “Secure.” Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up…

What is HTTPS Protocol?

Just like on financial websites run by banks and websites approved to process credit card transactions, MyMediabox protects all the information sent between your web browser and our servers using the HTTPS protocol. That means the data is encrypted (encoded) so that only the sender and the receiver can unscramble the data. Anyone in-between effectively knows only the webserver IP address you are connecting to and how much data you are sending and receiving. They have no idea what the data actually is.

Why is HTTPS important?

Well for starters, it means as your project data travels across the internet, nobody else can tell what that data is. Your attachments, digital assets, comments, and other confidential information is kept private. Very private. Your login data, including your email address and password, are securely encrypted in the same way. No one can intercept your data when you connect to MyMediabox.

Most browsers now add a little padlock icon or a colored area displaying the name of the SSL certificate in the address bar to indicate a secure connection. Yes, that takes up a little more room. But it grabs your attention and lets you know something is special about the website. Watch for the change by simply typing in the address of your MyMediabox website. The moment you hit ‘Enter,’ we force your browser into HTTPS mode (even before you hit the Login page). You will see the HTTP change to HTTPS and know that all the data sent between your browser and MyMediabox is secure. It’s just our way of helping our customers sleep a little better at night.

Written by: Brian Contario of MyMediabox, a Division of Jonas Software USA
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[Updated June 2020]