Many website owners believe that HTTPS is only for the login, register and order page to secure the sensitive data from prying eyes, which are transmitted over the website. However, website owners forget to secure subsequent pages of a website during the user’s session. As the partial use of SSL certificate will not give a guarantee of the entire website protection in the current threat scenario.
If we see around us, people love to engage on social media platforms, online shopping sites, blogging and forum platforms that transmit bunch of information on a daily basis. Even online shopping sites and social media sites require login access and payment checkout platform that also require SSL security protection.
If your web site is not on “Always-On SSL” then cyber criminals can take advantage of the unencrypted web pages of your website and make users victim. As a result, your website will be affected badly as well as it will damage the prestige of your business over the web. Cyber criminals use “Sidejacking” attack to target unprotected web page of your website by intercepting cookies and could capture user details like username, password, and user session data.
Always On SSL – A Secured Option
Always On SSL secures the entire website structure as well protects the transmitted information between the browser and the server with strong encryption. It protects the data from data tampering, data sniffing, and phishing. Therefore, it is advisable to secure the entire website rather than securing only login, register and shopping cart pages.
Few Advantages of Always On SSL
- It secures the information on every web page.
- It requires no extra hardware support.
- If your website has Always On SSL then, there are chances of getting higher ranking in Google.
- You can ensure your customers that you really take care of their web security. As a result, the customer will put more trust on your website that will reduce the bounce rate and shopping abandonments.
- Your website will have higher online transactions and conversation rates.
Always On SSL provides a secure environment for users from beginning to end. At this time, Symantec recommends Always On SSL as the best practice for their web security as well Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter are also supporting this statement.