An SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) creates a secure link between a website and your internet browser. The SSL Certificate ensures that all data passed between the two is encrypted and stays private, this helps prevent hackers from stealing your private information such as credit card numbers, names, address and other sensitive data.
Most main stream browsers now have a visual cue (usually a padlock icon - ) that lets you know if a website you are visiting has a valid SSL Certificate.
See the examples below:
Google Chrome with SSL Certificate
Google Chrome without SSL Certificate
Mozilla Firefox with SSL Certificate
Mozilla Firefox without SSL Certificate
OS Safari with SSL Certificate
OS Safari without SSL Certificate
Microsoft Edge with SSL Certificate
Microsoft Edge without SSL Certificate
If you require an SSL Certificate for your website or you have any questions regarding SSL Certificates feel free to contact Flatout and one of our team will help you out.