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SSL Certificates Overview

Protect Visitors and Secure Transactions

It's more important then ever to focus on online security. More and more of them are looking for the padlock icon and “https” prefix in the address bar of their browser before submitting personal information online. If your Web site doesn’t have an SSL Certificate, visitors may leave before making a purchase, creating an account or even signing up for a newsletter. Improve customer trust in your Web site by adding a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. Using a SSL certificate is a method of securing data transmissions across the Internet.

How It Works

An SSL certificate serves as a digital "passport" that allows data to be transmitted over secure networks. An SSL certificate is often used for protecting financial and credit card transactions, sign-ups, Web access to mail, sensitive information and intranets. You should have an SSL certificate if you are collecting any personal information through your site or if you want to share confidential information over the Internet. By solving two essential security issues, Authentication and Encryption, SSL certificates protect your Web site against:

  • Spoofing: Unprotected Web site pages can be copied, and online criminals can use your domain name to collect money and personal information from your customers and visitors.
  • Unauthorized Access: When sensitive information is sent unprotected over the Internet, it's easy for hackers to capture and use it for fraudulent activities.
  • Data Alteration: Transactions can be intercepted and edited either accidentally or intentionally.


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