What is SSL Certification?
An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates a website’s identity and enables an encrypted connection. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser. SSL Certificates protect your sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords etc. and keep data secure between servers.
Used by Millions of online businesses and individuals, SSL Certification authenticates your site, showing your customers you are who you say you are and that your website is safe to enter. A website that isn’t certified has a higher risk of getting hacked and users personal data getting stolen.
What type of SSL Certification do I need?
There are three types of SSL Certificates available today; Extended Validation (EV SSL), Organization Validated (OV SSL) and Domain Validated (DV SSL).
The encryption levels are the same for each SSL certificate, what differs is the vetting and verification processes needed to obtain the certificate. At Greenlight
Web we advise our clients which type of SSL certificate is the best solution for their venture including how to secure multiple domains at the same time.
An authenticated website will show a padlock symbol to the left of the URL, and the prefix will be HTTPS instead of just HTTP. (the S in HTTPS stands for secure)
Most modern browsers will warn you that you are entering an unencrypted website that is not secure.
For total peace of mind for you and your site visitors, talk to Greenlight Web about how to implement SSL Certification on your site.