S@fer Shopping Certification

What is the s@fer shopping certification?

TÜV SÜD’s s@fer shopping certification process provides a thorough and systematic assessment of the performance and security of a retailer’s website. TÜV SÜD’s experts help identify system vulnerabilities through penetration testing and a website security check. s@fer online shopping security certification allows online retailers to display TÜV SÜD’s s@fer shopping mark on their website. This verifies their commitment to provide a satisfying and secure online shopping experience for consumers.

s@fer shopping certification is maintained through annual surveillance audits, which also identify areas for further improvements. TÜV SÜD’s s@fer shopping certification has evolved in line with the growth of the industry, broadening its scope to include online retail best practices.

Why is a s@fer shopping certified website valuable?

Trust is the foundation of every business transaction. Without trust in the performance and professionalism of the supplier, many clients are reluctant to conduct business transactions via the internet. TÜV SÜD’s s@fer shopping certification provides evidence that your website is safe and secure. Benefits include:

  • Improved confidence in your website for customers

  • Compliance with the latest website security standards

  • Increased likelihood that customers will purchase when they see that you have undergone a comprehensive website security check

TÜV SÜD is your partner for online shopping security

TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider, and a specialist in IT security auditing. Our focus on international security standards as well as in-house developments provides real-world data protection against threats from the digital world. With more than 2,500 management systems auditors operating across all six continents, our network of highly qualified auditors and product specialists is well placed to deliver global experience and best practices at a local level in every market you operate in.

The TÜV SÜD certification mark is a globally recognised brand that is synonymous with safety, certainty, reliability and impartiality, our certification mark adds value to your business and sends a powerful message to your clients.

TÜV SÜD´s website security check services

Online process assessment

We conduct a process-oriented evaluation of all the important online processes, from information gathering and selecting a product to placing an order. We also evaluate the effectiveness of your website in terms of page structure, navigation structure and client information protection. At the conclusion, we generate a report that includes advice for optimisation, illustrated with screenshots from your website.

Online security check

An online security check provides information about possible defects in the web application and the systems’ configuration. We offer you with professional expertise and valuable advice regarding website security and can point you to additional sources of information. Our experts assist you by conducting penetration testing, a simulated real-world attack on your IT infrastructure to uncover potential security risks and system vulnerabilities.

On-site audit

Our experts look behind the scenes on behalf of your online customers. With your collaboration, we retrace the whole process chain: from online ordering to the delivery of the goods and – if applicable – returns. The audit confers a TÜV SÜD certification of transparency and reliability to your online shop.

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