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“why is an SSL essential for my website?”

Google Chrome is now marking sites without SSL’s as Not Secure, warning visitors that their data might be at risk of theft.


Which one looks more credible/trustworthy to you?


What is SSL?

First things first – what is SSL? SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer. In simpler terms, it’s how visitors can browse, buy products or services, and share information safely with you online. Without getting overly technical, adding an SSL creates a safe connection to your site.

Think of an SSL certificate as a giant windshield for when you drive on the information super-highway. You wouldn’t head out on your local freeway — especially at night in a rural area — without something between you and all the bugs. In much the same way, an SSL certificate protects your site — and its visitors — from many digital bugs, worms, and other nasty web creatures.

 

“My site is too small to be a target.”

Before quickly dismissing your site as “too small to be a target,” bear in mind that most interceptions are done electronically without a human deciding who is attacked. An attack doesn’t care how big you are or what your site does. They have one goal, and that is to find vulnerabilities. Once discovered, its dirty work begins.

 

Does my site need an SSL?

Google began rolling out Chrome 68 in July 2018, marking a website as “Not Secure” if it is not protected with an SSL certificate. It’s all a part of making the global web more secure. However, it is even more important if you collect data or accept payments.

Accept Payments Securely

Do you plan to accept major credit cards online? You’ll likely need a merchant account, and most of them will require you to use an SSL certificate.

Secure All Web Forms

Not everyone collects money online. Some websites collect information. Even if you are collecting even the most basic information such as name, address, phone number, and email address, chances are your clients would not want that information leaked..

 

It’s time to get secure.

Now that you’ve learned what is SSL and how SSL works, you can move on to set one for your website. Please contact us today to get an SSL added to your site ASAP.

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