What is SSL?
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology establishes a secure connection between your website and that of your user. Any files or information that is transmitted between these two points is encrypted. Customers want assurance that their credit card details, private information and transaction histories are kept private at all times. Having an SSL certificate gives you and your customers that assurance.
SSL certificates are a must to prevent malware from affecting your website. But more importantly, customer transactions must be kept completely hidden from hackers who want to steal their info. SSL should always be used for the following:
- Credit card transaction on the web
- Web logins, any online form, or any protected area on the website
- Webmail & applications (Outlook Web Access, MS Exchange, etc.)
- Virtualization & workflow
- Between e-mail clients and email servers
- File transferring over "https" & "ftp"
- Hosting control panels login
- All intranets
- Network Logins, SSL VPN, VPN Access Servers, etc.