1. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Technology
SSL is a protocol for securing communication between a web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL, etc), and a web server (the server that "hosts" the website).
When you access the koonce.net website using "https," the connection to these financial statements is protected using 128 bit encryption. 128 bit encryption is the highest level of encryption for websites.
Koonce Securities will employ a top of the line SSL certificate from GeoTrust (www.geotrust.com) so as to provide the latest and highest-grade level of security to its clients.
2. Database Encryption
Database encryption is another level of security that we use to keep your statements safe. It will be used to protect the usernames and passwords of all Koonce Securities clients who register to use the Financial Statements System. That means no one can hack into the database to get usernames and passwords to view financial statements
3. Non-Public Location of Financial Statements
Financial Statements will ONLY be accessible on the koonce.net website when specifically requested by the client. The permanent "home" of these statements will be off of the website in a secure, private location -- not accessible over the Internet. It is only when requested that a copy of the requested statement is pushed up onto the website and available for viewing by the client (who will need the proper username and passwords to initiate the request in the first place). The copies are then purged off of the website when the client logs off.