Do I need an SSL Certificate?

Security is a big deal to anyone doing business on the web – keep your business and your customers safe with an SSL certificate.

Have you ever noticed that some website addresses begin with http:// and others start with https:// – the added s means the site has SSL security.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer – it’s technology that keeps sensitive information like credit cards, usernames, passwords etc out of the hands of cyber crooks.

How? by encrypting or scrambling data while it passes between websites and web servers, keeping it from being intercepted. Once it reaches the intended recipient it is unencrypted.

Thinking you don’t need SSL because you don’t sell online? Think again!

Your SSL Certificate tells visitors you are the legitimate and verified owner of your site.

Showing that you are serious about security is a great way to earn trust.

To add an SSL to your website you simply install an SSL Certificate – when your site has SSL a padlock icon and https:// shows in the address bar to show information they send to or receive from your site is safe from hackers.

You can also add a site seal to your website to show you are safe.

Also, an SSL certificate can boost your rankings and search results – Google and other search engines reward secure websites to encourage all websites to get on board.

No business is too small or too new to protect their visitors with an SSL certificate.