Restating the importance of an SSL
Google is the mack daddy in search engines and they take security seriously. All other search engines and browsers are following Google’s lead and they are all demanding that your website contain an SSL certificate.
All websites with any kind of text input in the form of login panels, contact forms, search bars, etc. will need an SSL certificate.
If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a Not Secure “Unsafe” or other nefarious warning on your site.
What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
If you dont have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your company information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.
SSL Certificate has following information:
- Name of the holder
- Serial number and expiration date
- Copy of the certificate holder’s public key
- Digital Signature of the certificate-issuing authority