Internet Security

What types of security does XPO use on its website?

Portions of XPO's website use a security certificate and a security protocol to protect information you send us and to protect the XPO website from unauthorized access.

What are security protocols?

Security protocols allow you to send and receive secured information. Both the website and your browser must use the same protocol in order for information to be secured. All secure websites support SSL2 (secured sockets layer 2). Secure sockets layer is a system for automatically encrypting information as it is sent over the internet and decrypting it before it is used. XPO uses secure sockets layer for encrypting information.

To properly access XPO's e-commerce applications, you will need to make sure your browser is configured to handle the secure sockets layer protocol. Usually, you can view the configuration of your browser to quickly determine this.

What are website security certificates?

A website security certificate is a statement that contains information warranting a specific website is secure and genuine. This ensures no other website can assume the identity of the original secure site. Website certificates are also dated when they are issued. When you try to open an organization's website, your browser verifies the internet address stored in the certificate and that the current date precedes the expiration date. If the information is not current and valid, your browser can display a warning or not allow access.

Depending upon your browser, you may notice an icon which indicates whether you are connected to a website which uses a security certificate. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, this icon is a "lock."

How do I configure my browser's security?

If you have questions regarding your browser's security configuration, you should contact your system administrator or technical support department for assistance. XPO can attempt to help, but bear in mind we are not familiar with your computer, network, internet connection, etc.