Does SSL have to be enabled to run Faculty Access for the Web or NetClassroom?
If access outside the school's intranet is desired, you must plan and implement a secure firewall strategy. You must configure Faculty Access for the Web and/or NetClassroom to allow secure access to your database from the Web server. This complex issue has many solutions. No matter which security configuration you select, enable your IIS server to run Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a robust and secure method available with IIS. SSL provides a level of encryption to all incoming and outgoing HTTP requests equal to that of an online banking or secure e-Commerce site. SSL affords a level of safety while the information travels on the Internet.
Blackbaud does not accept any responsibility for incursion into your system. You should use knowledgeable technical staff or consulting services to determine your organization's security needs. For more information about SSL, see http://www.verisign.com.