What Is An SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer.” It establishes a secure connection between your visitors and your website so the communication between them is encrypted. Ie. you don’t wave your personal details around for everyone to see (which is basically what you’re doing when you communicate online without SSL). You need an SSL Certificate to transmit information securely. Varying levels of them are included with our annual service packages.
SSL Validation Types
One of the things your SSL does is validate YOU! So that your clients know they are dealing with a legitimate business. There are three levels of identification you can choose from for your SSL Certificate (going up in price from left to right).
SSL Certificate Types
Depending on how many domains you have that need to be secured, you may need one of these types of SSL certificates (going up in price from left to right).
Good To Know
All SSL certificates include industry standard 256-bit encryption (SHA-2),
All SSL certificates verify domain control.
All SSL certificates ensure secure encryption between the browser (visitor) and server (your site)
All SSL certificates display HTTPS and a padlock next to your web address in the browser bar.
It’s getting tougher to distinguish legitimate from non-legitimate Domain-Validated (DV) sites.
Bizrate reports 69% of online shoppers specifically look for websites that display trust symbols
Upgrade to Paid SSL
Basic service does come with free basic SSL – but it has various limitations (minimal authentication, safeguards, lifespans, and support) that make it suboptimal for business use. To start building higher trust with your clients and protect both them and yourself, proper SSL solutions with higher validation levels are recommended.