With Chrome version 79 already out, websites with any kind of text input need an SSL certificate.
- You need to ask yourself, does your website takes text inputs in the form of login panels, contact forms, search bars, etc.?
- Is your website on HTTP://xxxxxxxx.xxx
If it’s a YES to both these questions, you likely need to install SSL to avoid risks or warnings.
Without SSL visitors will see “Not Secure” when visiting your site.
What is an SSL Certificate?
This is your electronic identification similar to a “passport” SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.
This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL Certificate has the following information:
- Name of the holder
- Serial number and expiration date
- Copy of the certificate holder’s public key
- Digital Signature of the certificate-issuing authority
Why are SSL Certificates Critical?
Here are some of the reasons to have SSL Certificates:
- Encrypts Sensitive Information
The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server.
Any computer 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.
- Protects You From Cybercriminals
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybersecurity damages will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.It is impossible to escape the rising presence cybercrime if your website isn’t secure.
- Builds Trust & Brand Power
With SSL certificates, your customers will see visuals like lock icon that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. When you visit Future Digital 360 you will be assured that your information is traveling safe with our SSL Certificate valid in place.
Undoubtedly, this will add brand power and boost the credibility of the brand.
Please call FD360 today for a discounted cost on SSL and mention code JAJ2020 for a free Cyber Security screening on your domain!