Do you have an SSL certificate?
What is an SSL certificate?
If you have a website, make sure you also have an SSL certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, as the name suggests, is a ‘layer’ between the web browser and the server that ensures that the connection between the website you are visiting and the server that the website is connected to is encrypted and secure. This means that when you visit a website that has an SSL certificate, your information is more secure against any hackers and cybercriminals trying to steal your information. For example, credit card details or login information such as usernames, passwords, and email addresses.
You can tell if your website has an SSL certificate associated with it by the padlock next to your URL and the fact that your URL starts with HTTPS. Most browsers will even alert you if the website you are visiting is not secure. Google Chrome, for example, uses three security symbols to indicate the level of security: secure, not secure, and dangerous.
Why do you need an SSL certificate?
If your visitors do not feel safe when they visit your website, they may not take the action you want them to take. It is therefore important that you implement all the measures you can to give your visitors a safe and secure experience. This is where an SSL certificate helps by authenticating the identity of the site and verifying that the user’s data is protected via an encrypted connection.
In addition to making your visitors more secure, an SSL certificate will also give your website a higher ranking on Google, as Google favours websites with a secure connection through an SSL certificate.
How do you get an SSL certificate?
There are different types of SSL certificates depending on what you need the certificate for and how many pages it needs to cover. If you would like to know more about SSL certificates and which solution is best for you and your company, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to set up an SSL certificate for your website.