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How NetEnt Software Developers Protect Users from Hacks

Being estimated at $51 billion, the online gambling industry is a prime target for hackers and other malicious individuals looking for easy money. With almost all the financial transactions conducted online, the industry is very vulnerable and has many loopholes which hackers can exploit.

The security concerns force many gamblers to look for the safest online casinos, where they are assured that both their money and identity are protected. This is why most casinos opt for software provided by reputable and trusted development companies. One such developer is NetEnt.

One of the most established software providers, NetEnt has put into place a lot of measures to make their software immune to hacks and unwanted infiltration. Software security is one of the key pillars on which the company was built, and it has helped NetEnt soar to one of the best in the business.

So, what are some of the practices that make NetEnt's software secure? How do NetEnt developers protect users from hacks? Read on to find out how NetEnt keeps hackers and other malicious attackers at bay.

How NetEnt Protects Users from Hacks? Top 4 Methods

One of the greatest tools that NetEnt has at their disposal is technology. The latest solutions ensure that customer data and finances are safe from third-party interference and that users can have peace of mind while playing games. Here are some of the techniques employed by NetEnt.

Encryption

Encryption involves changing data into a sequence of unrelated codes to prevent interpretation and manipulation of the data by third parties. It is one of the technologies that help NetEnt protect user data and identity online. There are different types of encryption that the company uses. Here are some of them:

  • SSL Security. All the NetEnt-powered online casinos have SSL encryption on their websites. SSL, or secure sockets layer, is a special encryption technology, which is used to establish a secure channel between a web server and a user's browser. With SSL, a user can enter their personal details and even banking information, which will be encrypted before being sent to the server for processing. All the information that people give out is, therefore, private; it can't be decrypted and used elsewhere.
  • AES Encryption. Advanced Encryption Standard is a supplement to SSL and makes it even harder for external players to access personal data. By sending data in mixed keys of 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit, it makes it very hard for hackers to decrypt data and manipulate it to cause any harm.

Database Consistency Scanning

This is a technology used by companies to detect any irregularities or abnormalities within the databases. All NetEnt casino partners use email addresses and other personal details to provide access to services. The consistency scanning tool can quickly comb through the registries and detect any abnormal activity, which might be indicative of infiltration by hackers.

Anti-DDoS Protection

Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks can render an entire server or website useless either by saturating the bandwidth or by overusing the master control computer's resources to deny users access to the data available on the server. Such attacks can cripple an online casino in seconds.

NetEnt casinos employ anti-DDoS protection techniques to ensure that the website is functional 24/7 and is immune to such costly attacks.

Development of hack-proof games

As part of ensuring that their users are safe, NetEnt designs and churns out games, which are hack-proof. The games are not only fair to users, they are impossible to compromise in any way.

Almost all NetEnt games use Random Number Generators, which are impossible to clone or manipulate. The fairness of the games means that users can rest assured that the results they get from a round of playing are true and hackers can't tamper with them.

All the games and software developed by NetEnt have to meet the threshold requirements set by the different international regulatory bodies. These regulatory bodies not only examine the fairness of these games, they also scrutinize the security of the entire software to ensure that it is impenetrable.

The fact that NetEnt is certified by all the concerned authorities proves that their systems are secure and that they care about their users. Some of these regulatory and accrediting bodies are eCOGRA that is tasked with testing and certifying casino games, Gaming Laboratories International that conducts thorough site inspections, Technical Services Bureau and the Gambling Commission that outline a number of laws that providers and casinos must adhere to. 

Conclusion

NetEnt cares a lot about the security of their users and goes the extra mile to ensure that the customer data and money are safe from hackers. It is not surprising, therefore, that users opt for casinos, which run on NetEnt's software.

The company has earned a reputation as one of the safest in the online gambling business and it will continue investing even more funds to make its systems tamper-proof.



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