MCN offers a wide range of free and low cost options for customers to increase the security during use of our Internet services. Please keep in mind that to use some of these services you must have software on your computer capable of performing the necessary security functions
Encrypted E-Mail: MCN offers both TLS and SSL encrypted e-mail for both your e-mail logins and transfer of e-mail messages to and from the MCN mail servers. All of the newer e-mail programs support these protocols. MCN has a web page to walk you through how to set up your e-mail program to take advantage of these on the MCN Special E-Mail Features page. Both our new and old webmail systems conduct all transactions through a secure connection.
Encrypted FTP login: MCN offers secure file transfer protocol (FTP) login and transport of your of files from your computer to your website. Many new FTP programs have this capability, and there is a simple add on to the Firefox browser called FireFTP which allows secure file transfer to your website from your Firefox browser.
Secure Certificates: All customers with websites on our Apache based Linux cluster have access to a generic secure certificate on our servers so that end users can communicate with your site via a secure link when needed. Our billing information website at https://billing.mcn.org also uses a secure connection. MCN also sells secure certificates for individual domain names starting at $105 per year.
Everyday Security Measures: Software updates, anti-virus and anti-spyware programs, firewalls and general computer security.
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