We are certified
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server. It is utilized by millions of online businesses and individuals to decrease the risk of sensitive information (e.g., credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, emails, etc.) from being stolen or tampered with by hackers and identity thieves. In essence, SSL allows for a private “conversation” just between the two intended parties.
WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE?
To create this secure connection, an SSL certificate (also referred to as a “digital certificate”) is installed on a web server and serves two functions:
- It authenticates the identity of the website (this guarantees visitors that they’re not on a bogus site)
- It encrypts the data that’s being transmitted
WHO MAY NEED AN SSL CERTIFICATE?
Any individual or organization that uses their website to require, receive, process, collect, store, or display confidential or sensitive information. Some examples of this information are:
- logins and passwords
- financial information (e.g., credit card numbers, bank accounts)
- personal data (e.g., names, addresses, ID numbers, birth dates)
- proprietary information
- legal documents and contracts
- client lists
HOW WILL VISITORS KNOW MY SITE HAS AN SSL CERTIFICATE?
There are four visual clues:
- Padlock to the left of a URL
- https URL prefix instead of http
- A trust seal
- A green address bar (when an EV SSL certificate is issued)