Secure your website with the world's most trusted Certificate Authorities
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates are a standard security protocol which establishes encrypted links between a web server and a browser, thereby ensuring all communication that happens between a web server and browser(s) remains encrypted and hence private. SSL Certificates are an industry standard that is used by millions of websites worldwide to protect all communication and data that's transmitted online through the websites.
When you shop online or create user accounts with a website, the information you send over the Internet is passed from your device (computer, laptop, mobile phone etc) to the destination server. Any devices in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.
When you go online you may wonder why some websites begin with "http://" and others with "https://"? The answer to that question is that the former is an unsecure website and the latter is secured. The "s" following the "http" stands for "secure". In other words, any websites you have visited that uses HTTPS are a secure connection, because those website's server uses a certificate to prove the website's identity to browsers.