SSL is a security protocol that binds your server with encryption for online communication. In 1994, Netscape invented SSL to offer security to data transition. It establishes a secure connection between the visitor’s web browser and web server, allows a transition of information without fear of eavesdropping, data theft, message forgery. When SSL is enabled on the website, it changes website URL from http to https. An extra “S” ensures that the website is secured with robust encryption and safe for online transactions. To enable SSL on the website, a web server needs an SSL certificate issued by a certificate authority.
For example, if a visitor on a website transmitting confidential information like credit card, debit card data, or internet banking, the website must have an SSL certificate to encrypt the passing information. If the website is not secured by SSL, no one is going to trust it.
SSL is a boon for website that performs online transactions or has login page. SSL helps to enhance ROI of a business by winning the assurance of visitors and customers. When a website owner makes a request for an SSL certificate, the CA (certificate authority) affirms the details of an organization and issue an SSL certificate. Email servers, web-based applications, and server-to-server communications can be secured with SSL.