You may have heard about or told you need to get SSL Certificates for your website. That may have led to questions about what it is and if it’s really that big of a deal. It is actually a big deal and so we’ve compiled seven reasons why you need SSL Certificates. But before we jump into that, here is a summary of the who, what, when, where, why and how of SSL Certificates.
SSL or Secure Sockets Layer Certificates are like well paid security guards who watch over your website. They work all day, everyday protecting your site from intruders. SSL Certificates encrypt or scramble all the sensitive information sent across the internet and ensure only the intended receiver sees it. Every time you enter your username, password, name, address, credit card or banking information on a website, SSL Certificate is what protects that information from getting into the hands of hackers and identity thieves. They give this guarantee by scrambling the information that is sent and then unscrambling when it gets to the planned receiver.