In our world of online shopping, online invoicing, membership logins and unscrupulous hackers, having a SSL certificate for your site is more important than ever! As your customer’s sensitive information is passed over the World Wide Web, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates provide a visual indicator that your website is legitimate and secure.
How do SSLs work?
SSL Certificates encrypt sensitive information sent over the Internet ensuring its receipt to the correct destination server. As usernames, passwords, credit card numbers or other confidential information is passed online, the information becomes readable making it easy for identity thieves or other hackers to retrieve this personal information if it is not encrypted with an SSL Certificate. In addition to encryption, a proper SSL certificate also provides Authentication guaranteeing the information being sent is being delivered to the right server and not a thief’s server.
Do I need an SSL Certificate?
To understand if your website needs an SSL certificate, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my site an e-commerce site that collects credit card information? It is your obligation to ensure this data is secure and protected. It is the responsible thing to do for your valued-customers.
- Do I use a 3rd party payment processor? If you are passing your customers to make payment using a 3rd party payment processor like PayPal, then you don’t need an SSL Certificate. However, if you use Paypal for payment processing but still allow your customer to input their personal information on your site, then in that case, you do need the SSL certificate.
- Do you have a User login or Member login? Even if your website isn’t confidential in nature, if you are requiring your visitors to enter a username and password to login to your site, you need an SSL.
Where do I purchase an SSL certificate?
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