SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a website, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a website to a visitor’s browser.
Online security is a really big deal now. What was once an issue for big business, governments and technology leaders is now on the minds of everyone with a website and anyone using the Internet.
Why now? Well, there are a host of reasons website security has become a hot topic, but one of the biggest is because Google is making it a priority. And when Google speaks, everyone listens.
Google recently updated its search engine ranking algorithm to include a preference for secure websites.
A secure domain with SSL (HTTPS):
- Boosts your Google SEO ranking
- Keeps your visitors’ browsing details private
- Safeguards your customer information