SSL is the acronym for Secure Sockets Layer and is the Internet standard security technology used to establish an encrypted (or safe) link between a web server (website) and your browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge etc…).
This secured link ensures that the information that is passed from your web browser to the web server remain private; meaning safe from hackers or anyone trying to snoop that info. SSL is the industry standard and is used by millions of websites to protect and secure any sensitive or private data that is sent through their website. One of the most common things SSL is used for is protecting a customer during an online transaction, But did you know it could be the difference between attracting a new customer or losing a sale?
SSL protocol is complex, but the complexities always remain invisible to your customers. Instead, the browser they are using provides visitors with key indicators letting them know that their session is protected – sometimes it is the lock icon in the lower right-hand corner or the addition of an “S” in HTTPS rather than just HTTP. To Get the most from your website traffic using a high-end SSL Certificate gives the gold standard if security indicators … “the green bar”
So are all SSL Certificates the Same?
There are 3 types of SSL Certificates. Which one you use is based on SolidStates assessment of your business and security requirements.
One way to think about SSL is like ice cream scoops: with each one adding more security to your business for your clients to feel better about; so how do you know if you want 1,2, or 3 scoops?