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BigCommerce, First North American Ecommerce Platform to Introduce Symantec Encryption Everywhere for Merchants Worldwide

_BigCommerce Brings End-to-End Security to Businesses of All Sizes _

AUSTIN, Texas — February 13, 2017 — BigCommerce today announced it has partnered with Symantec, the world’s leading cybersecurity company, to deliver Symantec’s Encryption Everywhere solution for customers around the world. As part of the agreement, merchants selling on the BigCommerce platform will now have access to a suite of encryption products — including a free standard secure socket layer (SSL) certificate — providing enhanced security, improved shopper confidence and higher search rankings. BigCommerce is the first North American ecommerce platform to offer standard SSL certificates with a full-year validity period backed by one of the industry’s foremost leaders in cybersecurity. The relationship also gives merchants the option to upgrade beyond basic encryption to extended-validation (EV) certificates that authenticate the merchant’s identity.

“Through its support for Encryption Everywhere, BigCommerce is ensuring its merchant base can compete effectively and provide a world-class shopping experience that is both trusted and secure,” said Roxane Divol, EVP and GM of Website Security, Symantec. “Our desire is to not only help secure 100 percent of websites, but also encourage best-practices among online merchants through EV certificates that give shoppers confidence that the merchant is who they say they are. Working with industry leaders like BigCommerce will help us achieve these goals."

Juniper Research estimates1 that the cost of data breaches will rise to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019 — nearly four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015 — due to the rapid digitization of consumers’ personal information and enterprise records. As a result, businesses selling online that do not have adequate security in place risk financial liability, losing customer trust and lower visibility as web browsers and search engines take proactive steps to warn and protect customers visiting unsecure websites.

Through the agreement, BigCommerce merchants will have access to many security features and capabilities, including a free standard SSL certificate with 256-bit encryption, enhanced trust signals when consumers access websites from any major browser, and the ability to offer checkout on a custom domain on any BigCommerce plan type. Additional security features from Symantec can also be purchased natively through the BigCommerce control panel.

“More than 20 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned due to a lack of consumer confidence,” said Jimmy Duvall, chief product officer for BigCommerce. “We’re excited to be working with Symantec to provide BigCommerce customers the benefit of even greater protection and the ability to provide an end-to-end, secure shopping experience backed by the industry’s leader.”

Encryption Everywhere will be rolled out to all BigCommerce customers during Q2 2017. For more information visit:

Cybersecurity by the Numbers

1 Juniper Research. Cybercrime Will Cost Businesses Over $2 Trillion by 2019.  5 May 2015. Web. 07 Feb. 2017.