What is a SSL Certificate?
Secure Socket layer or more popularly known as SSL is basically a software
that encrypts data sent to and from a web page. A SSL Certificate prevents
cyber squatters from intercepting any kind of critical information flowing from
the website. Installation of a Digital SSL Certificate creates an exclusive
encrypted medium for private communication over the Internet. A SSL Web Server Certificate
is a must for an e-commerce business that accepts payments over a public web connection
or for businesses that share private data over an intranet. It is also considered
ideal for enterprises that process crucial information, such as birth date, license
or ID numbers. By installing such a Security Certificate on its website a
business can gain confidence of its website visitors. Net4 offers SSL certificates
ranging from 40-bit encryption to up to 256-bit encryption. All these security certificates
come along with 24/7 support, cross browser compatibility and full business authentication.
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Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed by Netscape in
1996 which quickly became the method of choice for securing data transmissions across
the Internet. SSL is an integral part of most Web browsers and Web servers and makes
use of the public-and-private key encryption system developed by Rivest, Shamir,
In order to make an SSL connection, the SSL protocol requires that a server should
have a digital certificate installed. A digital certificate is
an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers. Digital certificates
serve as a kind of digital passport or credential which authenticate the server
prior to the SSL session being established.
Typically, digital certificates are signed by an independent and trusted third party
to ensure their validity. The "signer" of a certificate is known as a Certification
Authority (CA), such as Symantec, thawte and GeoTrust.
The diagram illustrates the process that guarantees protected communications between
a Web server and a client. All exchanges of SSL Certificates occur within seconds,
and require no action by the consumer.
|SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser. This encryption technology enables private information to be transmitted easily without facing problems such as data tampering, or message forgery. If you are sending vital data on a web site, such as credit card numbers or personal data, you need to secure it with a SSL encryption. There is always a possibility that the data you are transmitting may be seen by others, unless it is secured by an SSL certificate. Net4 offers various kinds of SSL certificates from Thawte, Geotrust and Symantec to its customers.