WebConnect has established itself as a leading provider of professional remote solutions for businesses. One of the key features of WebConnect is that it exclusively uses port 443 for all connections. In this blog post, we will explain why WebConnect made this decision and the benefits it brings. Additionally, we will shed light on the concepts of HTTPS, SSL/TLS, and the direct connection between the browser and the WebConnect installation.
Why does WebConnect exclusively use port 443?
Port 443 is conventionally reserved for HTTPS traffic. WebConnect intentionally chose to utilize this port to ensure secure and encrypted communication between users and WebConnect installations. By using port 443, users benefit from the advantages of the HTTPS protocol, which guarantees the protection of sensitive data during transmission.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure” and is the secure version of the conventional HTTP protocol. HTTPS employs encryption technology to secure the communication between the user’s browser and the WebConnect installation. This safeguards the data from unauthorized access and ensures confidentiality. By employing HTTPS, WebConnect ensures that sensitive business data transmitted through the platform remains secure.
What is SSL/TLS?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and its successor TLS (Transport Layer Security) are encryption protocols used for secure data transmission over the internet. They enable data to be encrypted between the user’s browser and the WebConnect installation. SSL/TLS not only provides encryption but also authentication to ensure that the connection is established with the correct WebConnect installation. By implementing SSL/TLS, WebConnect ensures that communication is protected and trustworthy.
Why are connections with WebConnect always established directly between the browser and the WebConnect installation without an intermediary server?
WebConnect deliberately chose to establish all connections directly between the user’s browser and the WebConnect installation, without employing an intermediary server. This approach offers several advantages. Firstly, it enables faster and more efficient data transmission, as there is no need for additional servers for forwarding. Secondly, it enhances security by minimizing potential attack points for potential threats. The direct connection helps reduce potential risks and vulnerabilities.
Security with WebConnect
Overall, the use of port 443, along with HTTPS, SSL/TLS, and the direct connection between the browser and the WebConnect installation, allows WebConnect to offer a secure, trusted, and efficient remote solution. Businesses can protect their data while facilitating seamless and secure collaboration. WebConnect remains committed to implementing the best security standards and practices in its solutions to provide customers with a reliable and high-quality remote experience.