13 Dec What is SSL and Why Do I Need It?
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SSL is a certificate granted to a website which shows that the website has security measures in place to prevent hackers from accessing the website data and ensures that information sent to and from the website is protected for both the users and the website administrator or owner. To see if you have an SSL activated on your website, a little green padlock will appear in your website’s browser bar which will show who the owner of the website is and if your connection is secure.
This is what common sites look like without an SSL. “Not Secure” Badge shows up, and there are no valid certificates in drop down. The font color is also red, which is very alarming for your audience to see.
Once you have activated SSL on your page, a green padlock will appear and details of your certificate will show on the drop down menu when the lock is clicked.
What is the Function of SSL?
This security protocol is there to address the privacy of data and protection of the website from hackers and identity thieves. The main function of SSL is to encrypt the visitor’s data such as name, address, passwords or credit card numbers while being transmitted through the internet.
What is Encryption?
Encryption takes place in the middle of flowing information between your website and the servers. It transforms your client’s data into code and makes it unreadable, so it can’t be intercepted by hackers or other crooks. The encoded data may only be decrypted or made readable once you have received it.
Does SSL Matter?
With a large amount of sensitive information stored and transferred online, it has been become easier for hackers to get access to these data. Google Chrome also updated their latest interface to display “Not Secure”, which may scare off your customers and audience from transacting with your site. Without encryption, your site may be prone to fraud, phishing and identity theft.
Having SSL on your site is a great way to earn trust and credibility. If your audience sees that your website is taking extra precaution to be verified and protected, they will feel safe to share their personal information that eventually lead to higher inquiries and sales.
Why Do I Need SSL?
If you haven’t heard of it before, then now is the time to learn about it. The Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012 aims to “ensure that personal information in information and communications systems in the government and in the private sector are secured and protected.” In fact, Countries in the European Union require legal protection like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to be enforced in all websites. Aside from being compliant to the law, enabling this will also generate more traffic and lead to higher conversion rates. Having an SSL Certificate is the best way for your website to be compliant to these regulations.
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