Examples of when to use session security

Refer to the following examples as situations where you might want to use session security:

  • Allowing customers to order your products over the Internet. In this situation, you want to make sure the information customers give you, such as a credit-card number, is encrypted so that it cannot be stolen. You also want to make sure information you give to customers is protected.
  • Giving your suppliers or business partners access to information on your host computers. You do not want anyone else to be able to access this data.
  • Allowing your staff to have access to your host-computer information from remote sites or when they are traveling.
  • Giving doctors access to patient records from wherever they are and making sure that unauthorized people cannot access these records.