Confirm the identity and security of your web presence with an SSL certificate
Secure Sockets Layer Certificates, commonly known as SSL Certificates, are a form of digital confirmation generated from a central authority that verifies the legitimacy of websites and web-based services.
They also ensure that information is securely transferred across the internet using the HTTPS standard, effectively ensuring data transferred cannot be intercepted by third parties.
SSL Certificates are particularly important for websites and online services that process personal data (such as bank card information). GDPR, PCI and Data Protection regulations all work to ensure that personal data is handled responsibly and securely, and an SSL Certificate ensures that your website isn’t the weak link in keeping data safe.
Why do I need an SSL Certificate?
With very minimal regulation of the internet, it can be difficult to know which websites are legitimate and which are not. An SSL Certificate is a way of proving that an organisation’s website belongs to whom it claims it does.
Websites that lack an SSL Certificate are now flagged by modern browsers meaning that users are more aware when they’re on a site that lacks certificates. Some browsers will even block these websites, damaging both your web traffic and your reputation.
Many browsers will also prevent users from visiting sites when a certificate is outdated, so ensuring your SSL certificates are properly managed is important.
And because an SSL Certificate acts as a proof of identity and the security of data exchange, search engines will promote websites that have them over those that don’t. So without an SSL Certificate, an organisation’s webpages can be significantly dropped down search rankings, reducing online visibility and costing you potential new customers.
There are a variety of certificates available depending on your organisation’s profile and the web presence you want to protect. Akita can supply, install and manage your SSL Certificate(s), ensuring you’re never left unprotected.
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