An SSL (Socket Secure Layer) creates an encrypted connection between a website and the website visitors’ web browser (desktop or mobile device) allowing for private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping or data tampering. It’s what shows you that lock on your web browser as you are visiting this very website; HTTPS.
It’s essentially an encryption license.
Having an SSL Certificate primarily enhances a sense of trust and credibility for businesses and professionals with websites. When you’re online, you should only enter in sensitive information on websites that are secure. Web browsers give visual cues such as a lock icon to make sure visitors to your website know when their connection is secured. This means that they will trust your website more when they see these cues and will be more likely to trust you and your website.
Another major advantage to having an SSL certificate with your website is that it will increase your SEO, or search engine rankings. Google has acknowledged that having an SSL certificate will increase your search engine ranking because it’s all about trust. Most spam websites won’t pay the extra cost to have an SSL certificate so search engines like Google give credibility to the websites that will. Most of all, it’s about security and encrypting data between potential customers and your website.
Our military grade Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) SSL certificates protect websites, email traffic and Webmail providing true secure authentication. If you send or receive sensitive information, you should have an SSL Certificate to encrypt this private and sensitive information.
SSL certificates are great for:
- Boosting SEO (Google, Bing, Yahoo) search engine rankings
- Accept online credit card transactions via your website
- Workflow and virtualization applications
- Secure transfer of files over HTTPS and SFTP
- Protects your site from phishing attacks
Our Mezzo Host SSL Certificate offers a quick solution that spotlights a commitment to security to anyone that visits your site. This includes the recognisable browser padlock, https in your web address, and is fully automated, allowing customers to easily protect data, email, logins and e-commerce immediately.