More and more websites are moving to ensure that their domain is protected by a Secure SSL Certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details.
First Stop is recommending that any customer website that collect sensitive information should seriously consider applying an SSL Certificate to their domain(s).
An Easy To Understand Guide – SSL, TLS, SSL Certificate And HTTPS
Website security can enhance conversion rates, since potential customers can observe green padlock and HTTPS on the website and would trust the website/webpage. This would only appear if website has a SSL certificate.
Here is a simple guide to understand what all these terms mean.
SSL is an abbreviation of Secure Sockets Layer. This cryptographic protocol secures communication between the server and the users and establishes a secure connection.
Such secured connection offers several benefits:
- Safeguarding sensitive data being transferred between browser and server.
- Preventing criminals or any intruder from reading the information transferred.
- Avoiding misuse of vital information like credit card numbers, financial information, addresses and names.
- Safeguarding the information transferred from unwanted modification.
This is an applicable between two systems like:
- A server and client, such as an ecommerce site and a browser.
- Two servers.
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