Advantages of SSL for your small business

In this day and age, cyber security is a major concern for any business, big or small. SSL certificates are one of the best ways in which a company can protect its website and its customers from cyber vulnerabilities.   What is a SSL Certificate and who needs them? A SSL Certificate is a Secure Socket Layer Certificate that encrypts data in real-time so that information is kept secure between a customer’s website browser and the business’ server.   It is a necessity for websites that gather personal data or online stores that process payments. Websites that are purely informative in nature, such as blogs or information-based business sites, don’t necessarily need it, but it could be advantageous.   Why? [...]

The Importance of HTTPS via SSL Certificates

You, as a website owner, need to be your client’s ‘online-bodyguard’, especially if you are asking them to submit personal information via your website. They could be accessing your unprotected website with WiFi in a public place and not realizing that someone is ‘eavesdropping’ and stealing their private information that was requested from either a signup form or even worse, a purchase. If you had a SSL Certificate it would create encrypted traffic and HTTPS is used to portray this. HTTPS means that the TLS (Transport Layer Security)* has been added to encrypt traffic travelling to and from your website. This encrypted traffic between your website’s server and your client’s browser (whether on a personal computer or mobile [...]