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jenny 11-20-2006 07:11 AM

How does SSL fit into the over scheme of Internet security?
 
Internet has become an integral part of our life. Most of us prefer to do maximum amount of transactions on the Internet. While doing many of these transactions, we tend to pass on very sensitive information like credit card numbers, credential information and so on, on the Internet. We always want to ensure that this sensitive information along with any other related information is kept secret while we use the Internet. One best way to ensure that all online transactions are secure is to make sure that the website consists of SSL certificates.

SSL is the short form of secure socket layer. Netscape created SSL protocol. SSL certificates are used widely in the Internet transactions to make them secure. Normally, this technology is used to encrypt important information between the web servers and the client’s web browser by establishing an encrypted and secure link. This helps in making the information of the transaction private and secure. Millions of Internet transactions that happen everyday are using this technology to their advantage.

These SSL certificates are not only important from the user perspective but they are also important from the business perspective. Many of today’s online businesses need to collect so much of sensitive information from the customers. Just like in the case of an online payment in which you request very sensitive information, which includes credit card details, address and so on. To make sure that your customer believes your website and submits his information, you must have a SSL certificate for your website. These SSL certificates provide your site with the certificate that it is quite secure to do any of the transactions that they are intend to do. Hence, SSL certificates in crease your business and its brand in a very big way, directly.

Some of the leading SSL providers include; Verisign, Rapidssl, Geotrust, Instantssl, and XRamp and many more. www.ssl.com now carries all these major brands of SSL certificates. You can get great information regarding SSL certificates here. You can find which certificate best suits your business, if you are a business owner or you can find which certificate makes your transactions more secure, if you are an online user. Hence, to find information or to exchange your thoughts on SSL certificates and service providers through forums or blogs, just visit www.ssl.com


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