Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

SSL Certificates

 

SSL CertificatesKeep Your Website Secure With SSL Certificates

Trust, security and reliability are all very important when transferring any data on the internet. If your customers are entering data on your website, then you need to take a serious look at SSL certificates. This is especially true if you have an online store and your customers are typing in their credit card numbers or other data that is sensitive.

SSL certificates on websites encrypt all the data which is transferred online. This means that even if someone were able to listen in and copy that data, they couldn’t do anything with it. This provides excellent security for you and your customers.

By now most people are familiar with seeing the little lock icon when they shop online. They also know to look at the website address and make sure it starts with “https”. That tells them that the website is safe to use and their data won’t be compromised by any unauthorized parties.

Setting Up SSL Certificates

There are a number of different SSL certificates you can choose from. Some are very simple and only encrypt the transferred data. Others are extremely secure, since a company security audit must be passed before obtaining it. During such an audit, your mailing address and other contact information is verified by various means. While simple SSL certificates can usually be setup within a couple of hours, the most secure ones can take weeks or even months.

To get your own SSL certificate, simply contact us directly. We’ll ask you a few questions to make sure that you end up with the right level of security. We can also ensure that your website is setup to properly enforce the security protocols.

If you’re not sure if you should get an SSL certificate, or if you just want to find out more about it, contact us and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. (Wikipedia: SSL certificate)