Ever visited a weblink and got hit with a "are you sure?" message before entering? Chances are that site is not protected by an SSL certificate.
What's an SSL certificate you may ask? A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certification is the proof that a website has an encrypted connection between its server and a customer's web browser: this security layer makes your website visitors feel safe when browsing.
How to tell if a site is secure
The website address will begin with https:// and will sometimes include a padlock next to site’s domain name.
Google confirms that sites that remain on the HTTP/non-secure protocol will likely be flagged with a warning in the URL bar of the surfer’s browser. Ultimately, HTTPS/secure sites can translate to better web traffic or greater online revenues.
- Establish trust and builds brand power
- Provides encryption of sensitive information
- Provides authentication
We can help with the purchase, installation and configuration of your new SSL certificate for our website clients. If you are not a GoWeb1 customer, but maintain your own website click here to purchase an SSL certificate to start offering your web visitors peace of mind and boost your security.