When a website is launched, we look for security of the websites once they are live on the server and accessible on internet globally. So what we need at this point is SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) certificate.
What is SSL security certificate?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology; where SSL certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details, to establish an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections, such that it ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
The SSL certificate is important because the information we send on the Internet is passed from more than one computer before reaching to the destination server and the more stops it has to make, there are high chances that a third party could obtain access to the information. The important information can contain our credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and any computer in between us and the server can access this information, if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. So securing with SSL certificate will prevent the third party to access the information.
It is easy to identify whether the website is secured or not, we can see locked symbol at the address bar and important and recognizable replacement is protocol “http” with “https”. This means the website is secured.
Having SSL certificate makes website look more professional, protect the information, increase visitor loyalty to the site, attract more shoppers resulting in more sales for small business and ecommerce websites.
The top of SSL certificate providers are Verisign, Comodo, Symantec, Godaddy, GlobalSign, Digicert, Entrust, Startcom, Iden Trust, Secum Trust etc.