Are you prepared for the future?

By now you may have heard that Google is untrusting several Secured Socket Layer Certificates (SSL Certificates) from several vendors. Did you also know that if your website does not have encryption on by default, Google will penalize you in search ratings? Are you prepared for the future? If not, we're here to help!

Time is now for encryption

With ever growing government surveillance of innocent internet users, now is the time to encrypt your website. Encryption will protect your users interactions with your website, instill trust in your visitors, and will assist with keeping private data private. Encryption doesn't have to be difficult or expensive! We have dozens of solutions available to help you encrypt your website.

So what is SSL all about?

SSL is the acronym for Secure Sockets Layer and is the Internet standard security technology used to establish an encrypted (or safe) link between a web server (website) and your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc…). This secured link ensures that the data/information that is passed from your web browser to the web server remain private; meaning safe from hackers or anyone trying to spy/steal that info. SSL is the industry standard and is used by millions of websites to protect and secure any sensitive or private data that is sent through their website. One of the most common things SSL is used for is protecting a customer during an online transaction.

To establish a secured SSL connection on a web server it requires an SSL Certificate to be properly installed. When completing the process to activate SSL on your web server you will be asked to complete a number of questions to verify the identity of your domain and your company. Once properly completed, your web server will create 2 types of cryptographic keys – one is called a Private Key and the other is called the Public Key.

SSL protocol is complex, but the complexities always remain invisible to your customers. Instead the browser they are using provides them with a key indicator letting them know that their session is currently protected by an SSL encryption – sometimes it is the lock icon in the lower right-hand corner, or the addition of an “s” in https rather than just http, on high-end SSL Certificates, a key indicator is the green bar in the browser. Clicking on the indicators will display all the details about it. All trusted Certification Authorities issue SSL Certificates to either legit companies or legally accountable individuals.

Can you help me encrypt my website?

We sure can! If you already know what SSL you'd like to order, visit our SSL Ordering Page. If you're unsure what you need or don't see what you're looking for, give our sales team a shout. We have access to hundreds of types of SSL's and we're likely to have the one you need.