Why SSL? Purpose of Certificates
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and it is the backbone of our secure internet and it encrypts and protects the sensitive information as it is sent across the world’s computer networks. SSL is required for protecting your website, even if your website does not handle sensitive information such as credit card processing. It provides both data security and privacy of your customers data. The primary reason why SSL is used to keep sensitive information sent across the internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is very important as the information sent through the internet is passed from one computer to the other (to the destination server). If any computer in between the source and the destination can see your credit card details, usernames, passwords, or any other sensitive data, then these data can be used in unauthorised ways. So it is important to keep these data from hackers and identity thieves. One of the very immportant factor why SSL is so important is it provides Trust itself. Web browsers in your client’s side shows if this website is secure or not. If it is secured, then clients may feel more reliable visiting the website or purchase your product and services directly over the internet.