SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web site and a standard Internet browser in an online search/communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web site and the browser remains encrypted.
After a secure connection is made, the session key is used to encrypt all transmitted data. The browser connects to a website secured with SSL (https). The browser then requests that the server identify itself. The server then sends a copy of its SSL Certificate, including the servers public key. Your web site information is secured with an SSL Key and the data being pulled from it is secure as well.
But we know Internet Security here at Arrow, and some industry stats say that over 50% of small B2B or B2C websites are not secure. How does this effect your company/organization? An unsecured website can mean huge problems for both its owners and its users. On July 1st, 2018, Google Chrome took serious measures to show its users which websites have no data encryption.
Websites which still use the unsecure HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) which doesn’t encrypt user data and makes web sites vulnerable to eavesdropping attacks, could be losing plenty of pre-qualified customers by not having a secure website. Google’s Chrome browser will continue to mark HTTP websites with no secure SSL certificate as “Not Secure”.
Obtaining an SSL requires documentation (something we help with here at Arrow), proving the legitimacy of your business. The certificate is not only a sign of security, it’s also a sign of verification. As Internet users become more tech- savvy, they understand the importance of a legitimate, safe website. SSL protects the flow of data between your website and the user. No one in the middle can eavesdrop and collect the data and information including email addresses, password, personal information, or even stuff like credit card numbers and bank logins obtain a layer of crucial protection.
If you want to be proactive and embrace technology, grow your business with more Internet traffic (that doesn’t bounce away because your website isn’t secure) and you don’t want your visitor’s and user’s data to leak, you should upgrade to HTTPS and get an SSL certificate from us here at Arrow. Please Contact Us at any time, we are here to help and can test your web site with our SSL security measuring tools.