What is a SSL Certificate?
SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private.
When you visit a website that’s encrypted with SSL, your browser will form a connection with the web server, look at the SSL certificate, then bind your browser and the server. This binding connection is secure to ensure no one besides you and the website can see or access what you type.
Hackers tend to place an undetected listening program on the server hosting a website. That program waits in the background until a visitor starts typing information on the website, and it will activate to start capturing the information.
Key Benefits of SSL Certificates
AFFIRMS YOUR IDENTITY
SSL certificates provide authentication to a website. Identity verification is one of the most important aspects of web security.
SEARCH ENGINE RANKING
Google made changes to its algorithm in order to give the upper hand to HTTPS-enabled websites.
IMPROVES CUSTOMER TRUST
SSL certificates are vital from a customer trust point of view. The easy to identify signs inform the users that the data they send will be secured.
On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. Data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient.