Sell Online Securely with SSL
Does your website need an SSL Certificate?
If you’re new to eCommerce, you may have heard about the “padlock”, an “SSL” or a “security certificate” that you need to look for when you are buying online. These are all names for a special certificate that encrypts data sent from your website, which is important when your customers are entering sensitive information such as passwords and addresses.
However, where payment data is concerned, for example in eCommerce transactions, ensuring the secure transmission of that data is imperative and a requirement of doing business online.
So, what is an SSL?
Any eCommerce site that allows visitors to enter their personal information will require an SSL certificate. SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is an encryption technology that provides data encryption of sensitive information over the Web.
Encryption is enabled through the use of SSL certificates. Once an SSL is installed on your website, you and your customers can be confident that any sensitive information such as contact information and credit or debit card data is securely transmitted.
Recently, the SSL protocol was replaced with TLS (Transport Layer Security). However, any certificate that you purchase will support both.