Eminent SSL Certificate
SSL is protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the
Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's transferred over
the SSL connection. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer supports SSL,
and many Web sites use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such
as credit card numbers. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start
with https: instead of http:
Who needs a SSL Certificate?
Any website that stores "sensitive" information like Credit Card numbers, personal
information about other people (like names and addresses, Identity Numbers, Passwords
etc) or sensitive company information, should only acquire the data from the individual
via a secure connection. Not only is a secure connection important to protect you
(the website owner) from fraud, but it is also essential to protect your customers
and staff from fraud as well.
Why is SSL Certificates important?
Firstly, when you enter data (including passwords, credit card numbers) over a non-secure
internet connection, the data is transmitted from your PC to the destination server
in plain text. The fact that your browser shows a bunch of '******' for the password
is simply what it shows you. Your password is still being transmitted as plain text!
How does SSL Certificate secure a website
Any data transmitted over the internet as plain text can be intercepted. It's as
simple as that. A person with malicious intentions simply has to listen to the right
ports or look at the right places to read exactly what you have entered. If that
data happens to be your password or your credit card number ... well, you can guess
what happens after that.
128-bit encryption - Cryptographers consider 128-bit encryption practically
impossible to crack (it would take millions of years with the fastest computers
to try all the combinations). With 128-bit encryption you can ensure that your international
customer base will be able to exchange information with you using the strongest