Wiltshire tech company sets nationwide precedent

By Anita Jaynes on 15 June, 2016

A Wiltshire technology company has set an ambitious precedent to become one of the first companies in the UK to offer free web encryption in the form of SSL certificates to all of its hosting customers in a bid to make the web more secure. Recognising the growing need for online transactions and browsing to remain private, Cloud Heroes have released an updated cyber security policy which the company strongly believes will help its customers strengthen their cyber security measures and, in turn, protect their own customers against prying eyes online.

“It’s an ambitious policy,” director Andy Grant said, “but it will have an enormous effect on our customers, and it means smaller businesses can protect their customers online without compromising limited IT budgets. We want the web to be a safe place for banking, shopping and browsing alike, regardless of resources.”

The Trowbridge-based company has already started rolling out its new policy and hopes that within the next months all its new and existing hosting customers will have been offered a free SSL certificate for their sites. Once installed, the SSL certificates will ensure all communication between the sites and visitors is encrypted and safe from eavesdropping. Protected websites will display a visible padlock in the address bar.

Cyber security isn’t a new commitment. As Andy Grant points out, Cloud Heroes have always been advocates of a secure, online presence, even in its early days as an Internet Service Provider over 20 years ago. “Cyber security has always been an integral part of our services, though it’s more important now than ever before. We already offer our customers enhanced cyber security measures such as IP restrictions, two factor authentication and encrypted backups. We believe it’s part of our responsibility as a cloud and hosting provider to give UK businesses the tools they need to prevent malicious attacks when they use our services.

“Of course, we have strict security measures in place for our internal systems and data centres, but there’s only so much we can do from our end.”

Cloud Heroes were recently shortlisted in HM Government and Tech UK’s prestigious cyber security competition for their innovative solution to data loss and theft.

Find out more about their offering online: www.cloudheroes.com or call 01225 776 555

Pictured above: The Cloud Heroes team