November 9, 2017
You may wonder what an SSL is and why on earth you should have one. Here are all the answers to your questions. SSL, Secure Sockets Layer, is an encrypton technology created in the 1990’s by Netscape. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors web browser, which in shorts terms means that it keeps your customers information safe. Starting in 2017, Google will be labeling any websites that do not have an SSL as “Not secure”. Here are 8 reasons why you should get an SSL:
Having one encrypts sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, credit card information etc. Keeping you safer!
Having one provides authentication which means it makes sure the information you’re sending goes to the right server and not to an imposter. Your information won’t be stolen!
Having one provides trust to your website since the web browser gives visual cues to make sure visitors know that their connection is secure. Visitors feel safe- gives more customers!
Having one decreases the risk of falling for a phishing attack significantly. Your information is more safe!
Having one is required for PCI Compliance. Makes sure you pass the certain audits that show that you are complying with the PCI standards!
Having one protects your site from malware. Keeping you safe from attacks of malicious programs!
Having one helps to prevent attackers or intrusive companies such as ISPs from tampering with the data.
Having one prevents others from injecting advertisements into your resources. Keeps your site nice and clean!
To get an SSL, you need to get an SSL Certificate that identifies you and install it on your web server. The certificates are provided by “Certificate Authorities”.