Wiredrive has enabled the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol on our application to create a secure link between our web server and your browser. Wiredrive uses 256-bit encryption technology, which is the strongest SSL available, to ensure that sensitive files, project information, user logins and other data added to Wiredrive is private and cannot be intercepted.
How do I turn on SSL?
No action other than logging into Wiredrive is necessary. SSL encryption is enabled for Wiredrive system sessions, so only logged-in users will benefit from the added security measure.
Are Wiredrive presentations also SSL-encrypted?
Wiredrive presentations are not SSL-encrypted, but they are protected with a security token and sent through our content delivery network (CDN). This configuration allows Wiredrive to quickly serve presentation files.
What does SSL look like?
The following URL shows a Wiredrive session page protected by SSL:
Security best practices
An application is only as safe as the person using it. We’ve enabled SSL to supplement our system security and give you peace of mind, but you should follow best practices to secure your digital environment:
- Keep your login information confidential
- Create strong passwords; 12345, asdf and password are dangerously weak and easy-to-guess
- Change passwords at least once a year; security experts recommend periodically changing your password, but few people follow their advice
- Do not leave your workstation unattended while logged into Wiredrive; a session will eventually time-out, but you should always log out and log back into Wiredrive if you will be away from your desk
- Give new users access levels that are appropriate for the kind of work they are doing; see About Users and Access Levels for more information
- Audit your Wiredrive users to make sure that past employees, old freelancers and other unauthorized users no longer have access to your system
What else should I know about Wiredrive SSL encryption?