Task 5, Question 8


Regarding security of the Sports Direct Website I have looked it up using Norton Safe Search which is part of the Norton Anti – Virus software. Sports Direct.com comes up and I click on the Norton Full report for this website at the following link:



The following information on the page is found organisationally validated SSL. SportsDirect.com is a website that has Retail Limited (MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, GB) has been validated by Thawte, Inc. to aid the protection of its users personal and financial details. Utilising Certified SSL to encrypt monetary transactions from the websites users means that the chances of a third party intercepting users communications from SportsDirect.com is greatly decreased.

Furthermore, Norton anti – virus mentions the website associated with the business has been scanned by a third party scanning service for possible vulnerabilities which might leave it vulnerable for an attack.

SportsDirect.com has the Norton Secured Seal which is:

The highest security safety rating provided by Norton. Webpages that display the Norton anti virus Secured Seal have the utmost security defences thus providing the user with confidence in their monetary transactions and interactions with these protected websites. When a website possesses a Norton Secured Seal, additional information has been verified:

  1. Validated as a legal business entity
  2. Utilises high end encryption technology to protect transactions (Symantec SSL)
  3. Everyday website malware monitoring

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