As a website owner, you cant afford to ignore the benefits of having a trusted SSL Certificate on your site. Not only does it establish a trusting relationship between you and your customer, but it also ensures that prying eyes dont gain access to your valuable business information.
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Frequently asked questions.
Simply put, SSL is a way to encrypt data that is sent from a web browser (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome) to the web server. While it was primarily used in the past to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers and other data, these days its being adopted on a wider basis. In recent years, it's become the norm for secure browsing of all sites, particularly social media.
SSL protocol is used when someone browsing the web wants to open a secure website. Their browser needs to connect to a web server over the inherently insecure Internet.
Without SSL encryption, the traffic exchanged during any browsing session is vulnerable.
Any information sent from the web browser to the web server can fall prey to eavesdroppers. Not only can they see what youre doing online, but also intercept and manipulate it. Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPs) sites ensure this doesnt happen.
There also the threat of so-called man-in-the-middle attacks when unsavory characters grab data after it leaves a browser but before it makes its way to the server. Encrypting the data exchanged between browser and a server makes these attacks much harder to pull off.
A website using the HTTPS protocol is best placed to protect personal data such as login information and keep sensitive information like bank account details and credit card details from being stolen. Keeping this information out of the wrong hands prevents occurrences of identity theft too. SSL also prevents others eavesdropping on our online activities, and helps keep the information transmitted via emails and chats, confidential.
Each valid SSL certificate must be issued for every server and domain (website address). When you use your browser to open a website holding an SSL certificate, the SSL handshake occurs between your browser and the website server. The information request during this greeting is then made visible to you in your browser window. You will find some changes that indicate a secure session has been initiated. A padlock, a trust mark, or the website name highlighted in green are all indicators that a secure link is established and secure communications can begin.
You can easily recognize a secure connection. You can identify whether a website is protected with SSL certificate just by looking at the URL. If the URL begins with https://, its to be understood that the website is secured with an SSL certificate. Standard web addresses begin with HTTP. In an SSL protected website, HTTP is replaced with HTTPs. The extra s indicates that its a secure page.
When you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed, your browser will show one or all of the following:
To understand how the hierarchy is queried by your computer to produce a website on your screen, you need a basic understanding of the elements within a domain name and how these relate to IP addresses.
HTTPS at the beginning of the URL
Green address bar
How the browser will show a secure connection depends on the type of certificate you purchase, which well discuss later, and what browser you are surfing the internet with. Most importantly, all the reputable browsers (Firefox, Chrome etc), including mobile internet browsers, implement these indicators in one way or another.
The image above illustrates how your website will appear with an SSL certificate, and without. The URL begins with HTTPS and the padlock reveals certificate details such as the issuer name who verified the site when clicked on. This provides transparency and peace of mind to internet browsers.
When a company has HTTPS, click on the padlock icon or the company name colored green for information about the owner of the SSL certificate. A quick check that the certificate matches up makes sure you are visiting the website you want to and wont be inadvertently redirected to somewhere else - such as a phishing site.
An SSL Certificate will typically contain the following information:
State and country
It will also contain when the SSL certificate is due to expire and information about the Certification Authority responsible for the issuance of the Certificate.
All conscientious websites that handle any kind of user information should use SSL technology to protect their customers.
In this modern age, more transactions are carried out through the internet than ever before. When financial details are submitted online, SSL certificates are a must. That said, SSL is critical for any website that asks users for any personal data such as contact information for a mailing list, or username, or password for login. Your websites reputation depends on keeping these details protected.
SSL isnt only a priority for e-commerce site owners. These days, internet users are savvy enough to look for the lock when visiting a website. HTTPs at the beginning of a website addresses indicates that a site is secure and safe to use. Applying SSL is a simple way to win user trust and quell any privacy concerns when data is offered online.
The main purpose of SSL is to provide secure online banking transactions, logins and data transfers that are useful for all manner of websites. Its commonly used for these purposes but has others as well. The most common use is for websites where secure data is transmitted like card payment details or secure login details. It also:
Keeps data secure between servers, safe from the hands of hackers.
Google and other search engines are taking serious measures to highlight unsafe (HTTP) website to their site visitors.
Builds and enhances customer trust and potentially improve conversion rates.
Installing SSL to your server for Google benefit is as a good reason as any. The search engine is hot on website security and uses whether your site is deemed secure (if its SSL certified is part of that) as a ranking signal. It takes the security of its users very seriously. In the eyes of Google, it doesnt matter if you accept payments on your website or not. It wants everything on the web to be secure and avidly encourages site owners to adopt HTTPS.
As of October 2017, Google Chrome browser reflects the search giants dedication to user security. The landing page result of any site not holding an SSL certificate will be displayed to all their visitors as Not Secure. Google action has made it clear: its time for unencrypted sites to upgrade.
On their path to stamp out the use of non-secure (HTTP) sites, future releases of Chrome will further impede non-HTTPS sites. While it may seem like adding an SSL certificate to your domain is an inconvenience, its ultimately a move thats going to future-proof your website, and protect the privacy of your users.
There is an SSL available to cover a whole host of different requirements, there are some which offer higher levels of security to build consumer trust and others which cover more than one domain. The requirements for each type of SSL certificate vary, and they can range from free to cheap (DV SSL) to more expensive strictly business validation such as EV SSL Certificates.
Before selecting an SSL to buy, consider your business and budget. This is a business security consideration, so we recommend not compromising when it comes to your websites SSL solution.
Yes, we use an automated issuance process. You will have to submit your Certificate Signing Request (CSR), and the validation process will begin.
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