SSL Certification

SSL Certification is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was created by Netscape. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser allowing for private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery. Enable SSL on a website, you will need to get an SSL Certificate that identifies you and install it on the server. The use of an SSL certificate on a website is usually indicated by a padlock icon in web browsers but it can also be indicated by a green address bar.SSL Certificates are small data file that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock, https (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer, logins and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

An SSL Certificate binds together

Your Domain Name, Server Name or Hostname
Your organizational Identity (i.e. Company Name) and Location

SSL Certification are the only efficient way to secure your site against unauthorized interception of data passwords, account numbers, social security numbers and more. That is why more and more Internet users are looking for the secure padlock icon or green browser bar before proceeding with a transaction. The cost of negligence is just too high. An SSL Certificate is software that encrypts all data flowing to and from the Certificate holder's Web site. This makes all exchanges between the site and its visitors 100 percent private, whether the visitor is submitting a newsletter request or making a purchase.

With a Ahead WebCloud SSL Certificate, shoppers and site visitors need never worry that their name, address, credit card or bank account numbers will be intercept by an outside party. All our SSLs feature 256-bit encryption, the highest level of encryption money can buy. A individual seal displayed on your site as well as the "https:" browser bar prefix show visitors they can safely submit data to your site. You do not have to pay an arm and a leg to secure your Web sites. Our SSL Certificates cost a part of what other SSL providers charge for exactly the same level of protection.

Why do You need SSL?

If you are transmit sensitive information on a web site, such as credit card numbers or personal information, you need to secure it with SSL encryption. It is possible for every piece of data to be seen by others unless it is secured by an SSL certificate. Your customers won't trust your web site without an SSL certificate. An SSL certificate and a site seal could stop people from abandon your website and that means more money for you.