What are SSL certificates and why do I need them?

SSL certificates are used as an essential component in the data encryption process to make Internet transactions safe &secure. These files are actually electronic files that provide authentication to protect the integrity and confidentiality of website communication with browsers.

The SSL certificate’s job is to initiate secure sessions with a user’s browser via the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. This secure connection cannot be established without the SSL certificate as it connects the company information to a cryptographic key using a digital platform.

These days, with the abundance of hackers and identity thieves constantly prowling the Internet for victims, there is a greater need to safeguard one’s information, whether it is financial, personal, or any other piece of a information that your website sends and receives. One way to protect sensitive information on your website is to use an SSL certificate to encrypt information that is being shared.