PURPOSE OF SSL CERTIFICATE
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. This technology helps to secure an internet connection and protect any data that’s transferred between a browser and a web server. SSL certificate protect against spying and social engineering attacks.
An SSL connection needs two systems in order to be active. Think a server and a website browser, or a server to server connection.
With this connection, any data that’s transferred between the two will actually be impossible to read. The encryption algorithms will scramble any data being sent over the connection, so if the information is compromised it’ll be impossible to decipher.
- SSL Encrypts Sensitive Information
The Primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can access it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate.
When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.
By encrypting and securing any data that passes through this connection you help to prevent any data theft or hacking. Plus, if any data is stolen from this connection it’ll be impossible to decipher since it’s encrypted.
- SSL Provides Authentication
All web interactions involve both a server and a user. Users often enter or have sensitive, personal information on sites that leave people and systems vulnerable. Having better authentication particularly on sites that host financial, medical, or personal data may meet significant legal security requirements. User interactions need to be stable, verifiable, and secure. The way that a server verifies that the user is a real person is by collecting information. There are a number of ways this can be done.
- Basic authentication, like multi-factor authentication (passwords, PINs, etc.)
- Form-based authentication
- SSL authentication in Restful web services
- SSL Provides Trust and builds credibility
Web browsers give visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to make sure visitors know when their connection is secured. This means that they will trust your website more when they see these cues and will be more likely to buy from you. SSL certificate providers will also give you a trust seal that instills more trust in your customers.
Trust is so important on the internet. Any site that acquires a reputation for unreliability, insecurity or dishonesty can expect to see traffic dwindle to zero.
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