SSL Certificate – Do I need one?
Simply stated, Yes! Would you hand over your ATM card and pin to a complete stranger? That is what you are doing with your website visitors information. Secure your website with a SSL Certificate, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer to protect the data during transit.
If you are a website owner and visitors submit information to you from a contact form or if you collect payments, or other personal information, you are putting your visitors submitted data at risk. Hackers can intercept the data in transit from the website browser to the web server if it is unencrypted.
SSL certificates create secure connections to protect the data that is sent between the web browser and the web server. The certificate will encrypt the data and it will also confirm that the website is real. This will help to keep your visitors information safe. In the end you protect the privacy of the visitor by securing your website with an SSL certificate.
If you follow Google and SEO trends you also know that secure websites may begin to rank better then websites that are not secure. If you depend on search traffic to find your business, consider adding a SSL certificate if don’t already have one. Currently, secure sites will receive only a minor boost, but that could change in the future.
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