SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server. It is utilised by millions1 of online businesses and individuals to decrease the risk of sensitive information (e.g., credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, emails, etc.) from being stolen or tampered with by hackers and identity thieves. In essence, SSL allows for a private “conversation” just between the two intended parties.
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Standard Features on all SSL Certificates
Works with over 99% of all browsers
& "https" domain
2048/4096 SHA2 RSA (ECDSA supported)
Full mobile support
& PCI compliance
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FAQ - Your questions? We got answers!
What is SSL? What is TLS?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and it’s successor TLS (Transport Layer Security) are methods used to secure and encrypt sensitive information like credit cards, usernames, passwords, and other private data sent over the Internet. Website pages secured with SSL and TLS are those branded with the HTTPS in their URL.
How long does it take to get my SSL certificate?
Depending on the certificate type, typical SSL issuance normally takes several minutes but can take up to several hours.
Who needs an SSL Certificate?
Anything (including people, software, computers, and devices) who exchange sensitive information on any network, including the Internet and Web, needs to use SSL/TLS. Sensitive information includes things like username and passwords, credit card numbers, or any other data that needs to be kept private.
How does the free trial SSL certificate work?
The trial certificate allows for the customer to test the SSL installation and function of an SSL certificate.