What is SSL Security and why do I need it?
If you currently have a website online then you’ll likely have come across the term “SSL Security”. It’s also very likely that you know it’s something to do with security. But do you know how this works and exactly what it does? Or what the benefits are of using SSL security? We find that a lot of people have an idea but are still not clear as is the case with most acronyms for technical stuff! Today we shall explain to help you understand why an SSL certificate is so important!
SSL is also known as “Secure Sockets Layer”. This is a secure protocol which allows the transfer of data securely via the internet. In this day and age it’s crucial for your website to have an SSL certificate. This helps protect any data on your website; whether this is customer information, card payment details or passwords. This also helps ensure that your information is fully secure and isn’t intercepted by sneaky third parties.
When an SSL certificate has been successfully installed on a website, you’ll notice a green padlock icon just before the website domain name in the address bar. This is a key indicator that the website is secure and perfectly safe to use.