If you website handles sensitive information you will probably need a secured website, or SSL.
SSL is short for Secure Socket Layer. SSL allows information going to and from your site to travel with encryption. If you have a SSL certificate installed on your site, this means that if someone is monitoring traffic to and from your site, such as credit card numbers and expiration date, they will not be able to view the information. Without SSL, they could find passwords, credit card numbers, etc. It is important to make sure you have a SSL certificate installed for your domain if you are transferring passwords, credit card numbers, expiration dates, or other sensitive information.
SSL is required if you want customers to use your site but it may not be enough. SSL only ensures that the connection between the customers computer and you server is secure. It does not tell the customer that you are who you say you are. It is easy for the bad guys to put a SSL certificate on their server also. Even though the connection is secure the customers information is still at risk.
To solve this problem we now offer Essential SSL and Extended Validation SSL. These certificates include assurances that you are who you say you are, as well as providing a secure connection.
For help deciding which certificate is best for you, please contact us by calling 877-658-4631