SSL stands for Secure Socket layer and is basically a software that encrypts data sent to and from a web page. This becomes all the more important for those sites which have e-commerce transactions being undertaken as it helps to send data in encrypted form from 40-bit encryption to up to 256-bit encryption.
Benefits SSL Certificate
- A SSL Certificate prevents cyber squatters from intercepting any kind of critical information flowing from the website.
- Installation of a Digital SSL Certificate creates an exclusive encrypted medium for private communication over the Internet.
- It is also considered ideal for enterprises that process crucial information, such as birth date, license or ID numbers.
- By installing such a Security Certificate on its website a business can gain confidence of its website visitors.
We will not say that a SSL Web Server Certificate is a must for an e-commerce business that accepts payments over a public web connection or for businesses that share private data over an intranet as normally these websites employ payment gateways which are SSL compliant and ensure data is sent in encrypted form through their website.
However it will be good if companies like Symantic Verisign which provides the encryption can bring down the rates to make it with in the easy reach of a webmaster.