A secure server allows users to collect data such as credit card information in a secure environment. Our secure server is run by Apache SSL. Information submitted via a secure form is sent to the server in an encrypted mode.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol designed by Netscape Communications to enable encrypted, authenticated communications across the internet. SSL is used mostly (but not exclusively) in communications between web browsers and web servers. URL's that begin with "https" indicate that an SSL connection will be used. SSL provides 3 important things: Privacy, Authentication and Message Integrity. SSL encrypts the communications channel.
In addition, our systems support PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). PGP is a technique for encrypting messages developed by Hush's chief cryptographer Philip Zimmerman. PGP is one of the most common ways to protect messages (email) on the internet because it is effective, easy to use and free. PGP is based on Public/Private Key Encryption, which uses two keys. One is a public key that you disseminate to anyone from whom you want to receive a message. The other is a private key that you use to decrypt messages that you receive. PGP encrypts the data.