In collaboration with our internet partner, EhrenWerks, LLC., the BluePoppy.com website is hosted on dedicated servers at a hosting facility called Data393 (www.data393.com) in Denver, Colorado.
Our website is actually hosted and managed on 3 web servers. One of the servers is devoted to hosting and display of our website, a second server is devoted to the storage and retrieval of all data that supports the website, and the third server to all email communication and the hosting of our online classes and quizzes. Of particular importance is the database which stores all order information is on a separate server from the website. Separation of data from the outward facing website is an important step to security of information, providing an additional barrier to unauthorized access.
All of our web servers are protected by the latest virus protection, upgraded as new stable software versions are made available, monitored on a 24/7 basis and backed up on a nightly basis.
Comodo Secure Certificate/Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol allows applications to communicate across a network in a way designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. SSL provides endpoint authentication and communications privacy over the Internet using cryptography.
BluePoppy.com has installed on our web server an “Elite SSL Certificate” from Comodo (www.comodo.com). The Elite SSL Certificates are 128 bit strong, industry standard encryption certificates designed for securing intranets, extranets and web sites. With this certificate in place, all information submitted to or transferred from BluePoppy.com is encrypted at the highest possible level, preventing any unauthorized disclosure of your personal information.
AlertSite Website Monitoring
BluePoppy.com employs 2 types of website monitoring from AlertSite (www.alertsite.com) :
AlertSite SLA Performance Monitor
AlertSite's service level agreement (SLA) Performance Monitor measures SLA compliance and monitors true uptime. We test URLs as often as every five minutes from multiple cities around the globe. Real-time alerts are generated if page errors or performance problems occur. Should the BluePoppy.com website cease functioning due to software, hardware or malicious attack, our web development and hosting team receives an alert and responds accordingly.
The AlertSite Security Vulnerability Scan
The AlertSite Security Vulnerability Scan identifies vulnerabilities in real-time, categorizes the detected risks, and then provides recommendations and solutions for improvement. Our powerful, up-to-date and easy-to-use remote security scan ensures web sites, servers, routers, firewalls and Internet-connected devices are free of known vulnerabilities and pass the SANS Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities as defined by SANS, the FBI and FedCIRC.
A site that has passed the AlertSite Security Vulnerability Scan has also met the security scanning standards of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
BluePoppy.com is scanned weekly by AlertSite to identify potential security threats.
BluePoppy.com employs Authorize.Net (www.authorize.net), the industry leader in online payment processing to connect our Web site to our payment processing network. We connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway , which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line.
When you order from BluePoppy.com and submit your credit card information, this information is transferred and encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to Authorize.Net. They, in turn, transfer this payment information securely to our merchant bank processor and the Credit Card Interchange for approval and subsequent dispersal of funds. Authorize.Net stores these results and sends the approval notification back to BluePoppy.com to finalize your order.
The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway is available 24/7 for processing transactions.
Please see http://authorize.net/resources/howitworksdiagram/ if you are interested in the specifics of how this payment gateway works and secures your private data.