The Importance of an SSL Certificate

The Importance of an SSL Certificate

We should all approach online security in the same way we approach physical security for our home. Not only will it protect your business but also your customers.

SSL Certificates create a secure link between your visitor’s browser and your website ensuring that all information transmitted through the link is encrypted therefore making it safer to shop

SSL Certificates show the padlock sign on your browser, indicating the website is secure and helps reassure your customer that you are trustworthy.

SSL Certificates are essential for your website security, GDPR compliance and also without it Google will flag your website as being unsafe.

To verify An SSL Security certificate will –

  • protects you more
  • keeps data secure between servers
  • builds customer trust
  • Gives you better search engine rankings and stops warning messages from being displayed in some web browsers (so well worth having).

Google Chrome can also Block all websites that do not have an SSL certificate installed. Instead, it will display a warning to the user showing that the website is unsafe to visit. This can be detrimental for you as a business giving the immediate impression that not only is your website unsafe, but your business potentially could be also, even though it isn’t.

Having an SSL certificate is important, it shows you care about the security of your website and the security of your customers who visit your website.

If you haven’t got an SSL certificate implemented already, talk to us today to see how we can get you all setup ensuring you are not penalised or in breach of GDPR by ensuring the Security measures have been put in place on your website.