Upgrading To A Secure Website
Find out more about installing a SSL Security Certificate.
What is an SSL certificate?
A SSL Security Certificate – or SSL – certificate is a web security protocol and essential for protecting your site visitors’ sensitive data against fraud and identity theft. SSLs guard data by providing encryption (scrambling of data to prevent tampering during transmission) and validation (verification of the business behind the website). SSL certificates come in different levels of security, depending on the level of protection and security features you need.
Identifying a secure site with installed SSL Security Certificate
Often, these features are obvious – Site Seals, HTTPS, and the “green bar” are all visual indicators of a protected site – other times, the security is behind-the-scenes. No matter what level you choose, SSL protection reassures visitors that your site is safe, leading to greater customer trust and increased reliability for your business or brand.
Beginning October 2017, Google Chrome users visiting non-secure websites will receive a “Not Secure” warning message when entering data into an online form (such as on a contact form).
Google are introducing this to make website browsing safer for end users, and as approximately 60% of visitors to your website use Google Chrome, then this is well worth having.
With online fraud now a major problem, the solution is to add a security certificate and associated security measures to your website.
The Benefits include:
1) Data transmissions are encrypted and private, creating confidence in your brand.
2) Google has stated that it now ranks sites better that are protected with this technology.
Websites now rank higher in Google if they are secure*. Now is a good time for this simple, low cost upgrade of your website.
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from: A$7.63 per month
Having a SSL Security Certificate will secure your website or server with industry standard 128/256-bit encryption. SSL Certificates signify a safe, secure website and *Google favours secure sites. *Recently, Google announced that they will be using HTTPS and SSL as a ranking signal in their search results. This means that using HTTPS and SSL will help improve your site’s SEO.
Secure your website or server with a 128/256 bit encryption Industry Standard SSL Certificate to conduct safe, secure e-commerce transactions over the Internet and, most importantly, to secure your customers’ information. If you have a form of any kind on your website you need a SSL Certificate to protect the information that is being submitted in your form.
What is SSL Certificate?
A SSL Security Certificate, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL Security Certificate (SSL) stands for secure sockets layer, a connection that protects sensitive data exchanged during each visit (session). Information such as credit card information, or personal information submitted in a contact form for example, is made completely secure via 128/256 bit encryption Industry Standard Encryption of the SSL Security Certificate.
Why Install A SSL Security Certificate?
It’s a A Simple Upgrade That Creates Trust & Google Favour
A secure website, once the certificate has been installed, will display a ‘padlock’ icon in the browser’s address bar (you typically see the www URL of the page you are browsing preceded by the padlock icon).
This also displays the organisation name who owns the certificate. This is a verification of ownership and builds trust with your site visitors.
(See Westpac example below)*