In the age of internet technology, protecting your sensitive data is bread and butter for all online businesses, and customers as well. The data that flows over the net are vulnerable to hackers, and your data risks of being trapped and compromised. Your personal details like your credit card number, your bank account number, or your social security number, if fallen in wrong hands can lead to potential fraud. Hence there are number of protocols which if implemented give your computers protection from fraudulent activities, and SSL Certificate is one such.
The server and browser both need to have SSL Certificate to connect with each other. A SSL Certificate contains a public key, a private key, and a ‘subject’ which is unique and which bonds your site and certification. To get certification you create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on your server. A CA or (Certificate Authority) creates a public key from your private key, while keeping the private key intact. The browser and servers interact through a process called ‘SSL Handshake’, and anything which the public key encrypts can be read by the private key, and vice versa. Once you receive your certificate you install it on your server. Since the certification is from an authority figure, you can feel safe about its authenticity.
SSL Encryption Security
The Secure Socket Layer is technology which establishes a connection between a server and a browser via an encrypted link. Hence all the data which flows over it is in encrypted form which is readable by the browser which requested it, and is unreadable if hacked during transmission. Hence, you can have a sense of security while interacting with site which has SSL Certification.
Protection from Phishing
This technology provides you with authentication guarantee. You are assured you are connected with the genuine website, as to obtain SSL Certification for a malicious site is next to impossible. The sites coming with SSL Certification have an icon of a lock on the address bar, or the address bar is green in color. Hence you can identify them and a fake website cannot replace the original site. Hence you can communicate with websites which have SSL Certificate, and those which don’t have them, take precautions and analyze before transmitting over your sensitive data.
Hence the SSL Certificate enhances the credibility of the website, and the customers can feel confident when communicating with them owing to their secure environment.