SSL CERTIFICATES & OTHER SECURITY ITEMS
Customers expect your website to be secure. Never take personal information without securing the connection between the site and the browser. To secure the connection means using an SSL Certificates.
When a browser uses a certificate to encrypt web traffic, the data connection between your customer’s web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc) and the server is secured.
Communication in both directions is encrypted with the SSL Certificate you purchased. This prevents customer’s information from be ‘sniffed’ as it passes through the internet in clear text. Non-SSL secured data is visible to anyone who decides to grab the traffic from the network. Encrypted traffic appears to be a blog of random data as it travels across the internet. Only a computer with both the certificate and the key can un-encrypt the data.
Customers expect that their information will be secured when giving any type of personal information. These types of personal information can be a social security number, credit cards, even their address or email address when signing up for a mailing list.
Website owners need to take security seriously. It is up to you, the site owner to secure your website – and that means purchasing an SSL certificate. We use and recommend RapidSSL or GeoTrust certificates as the best value for money solutions. SSL certificates you might consider:
- Rapid SSL (our low cost choice)
- Instant SSL (low cost)
- GeoTrust (affordable and secure)
- Thawte SSLs (both low cost + can be pricey)
- Verisign SSLs (quite pricey)
You can either purchase your own SSL and install it, or call us and we’ll take care of it for you.
We charge a flat $30 setup for domain validated certificates, or $60 for Extended Validation Certificates, plus the cost of the certificate. Contact us today for an SSL certifcate installation on your website! *– a dedicated SSL certificate used to require a dedicated IP address for your website – SSLs are now installed on shared IPs using ‘SNI’. DV Certificates can be purchased, requested and installed the same day, while EV certificates can take several days to get fully installed.