If you’ve ever visited a website and the browser bar says “unsecure” or shows an unlock symbol, that means the site is not secure and has a higher probability of being compromised than secure sites.
The Purpose of using SSL Certificate
SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards.
You can protect yourself from cyber criminals by installing an SSL certificate that offers a vital means of defending against transit-based hacks. Costs can be as low as $8/annually.
What does an SSL do?
- An SSL certificate makes information unreadable to everyone on the internet except for the server that is hosting the website.
- Cyber criminals specifically look for websites that do not have an SSL because they’re easy to hijack and possibly hold for ransom.
- Customers and visitors who see the closed lock in the browser bar can be assured that the site is secure and their browsing information is not being compromised.
Make Google Happy; Have an SSL Certificate
Google, the world’s number one web browser, purposefully pushes unsecure websites down the search results. Having an SSL certificate is an easy way to make Google happy and increase your ranking.