SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate (Digital Certificate, SSL Certificate) is a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server for 2 reasons:
1. To authenticate the identity of the website (this guarantees visitors that they’re on secure site or not on a fraudulent site).
2. To encrypt the data that’s being transmitted to greatly decrease the risk of sensitive information (credit card numbers, bank accounts, usernames, social security numbers, passwords, emails, legal documents and contracts, client lists, medical data and more) from being stolen or tampered.
How do you know if site is secured with SSL:
- Green padlock to the left of a URL (website address)
- https URL prefix instead of http
- A trust seal
You can always call us if you need help installing SSL certificate on your site.