The SSL Certificate is your electronic passport!

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.

In recent years, online security has become a necessity.

If your website doesn’t collect sensitive data, like credit cards or social security numbers, you may not have needed an SSL certificate in the past. However, with the new browser notifications, it’s now essential to ensure every website has an SSL certificate and is loaded via HTTPS.

If you don’t have an SSL certificate Google will mark your site as “not secure” which means that any data passing between visitors and your website is not encrypted.

The Tech Bit

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

Here is what an unsafe website looks like.

 

See our portfolio of sites with SSL Certificates