Is customer data safe on your website? When consumers provide credit card information or personal details, is the link between your site and their device secure — or open to prying eyes?
Providing security is a necessity if your business sells products or services online. Your potential customers are wary about the prevalence of fraud and identity theft, and the FBI even advises people not to send credit card information electronically until they ensure the transaction is secure.
To protect your customers’ data, you will need an SSL certificate. SSL or “secure sockets layer” technology encrypts all communication between web browsers and website servers. Many users are now familiar with the small green “lock” symbol that appears in their browser address bar when a site is protected by SSL and uses the “https” rather than plain-text “http” protocol. For consumers and businesses alike, SSL provides a sense of security — but many companies aren’t sure how to make the leap from standard links to secure layers.
Below is a link to a guide that will help you set up the SSL certificate that your website needs to keep you customer’s data safe.