Amazon Outage Proves We Need Better Tech For Christmas

The Amazon outage seems to still be causing havoc. Causing not only issues for online shoppers, it has also prevented Amazon delivery trucks from fulfilling previously secured orders. Amazon was also among the top 20 websites to face the most amount of outages in the last 12 months.

Experts Comments

December 09, 2021
Nick France
CTO
Sectigo
To handle the enormous spike in traffic during these busy times, online retailers need to deploy additional servers and systems. This means an increase in the number of digital certificates - web ‘passports’ that verify their website identity to their customers.

If an online store website’s ‘passport’ was allowed to expire, it could lose significant amounts of revenue. An outage on this scale would lock shoppers out, and cause an avalanche of financial, regulatory, and compliance issues

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To handle the enormous spike in traffic during these busy times, online retailers need to deploy additional servers and systems. This means an increase in the number of digital certificates - web ‘passports’ that verify their website identity to their customers.

If an online store website’s ‘passport’ was allowed to expire, it could lose significant amounts of revenue. An outage on this scale would lock shoppers out, and cause an avalanche of financial, regulatory, and compliance issues for retailers. Additionally, stolen or compromised certificates could let the bad guys impersonate the website and cause much more damage.

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