What is an SSL certificate?

What is an SSL certificate? How could we determine if a website is encrypted?

SSL Certificate – What is it?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security protocol, which enable websites to use HTTPS which offers much higher security level than traditional HTTP. SSL certificates and digital signatures must be issued by trusted Certificate Authorities (CAs) such as GoDaddy, Sectigo, etc. to be credible. An SSL certificate is an industry-standard specification designed to preserve private information and internal data when transmitting information to a webpage.

It is specifically designed to protect online transactions and customer security. When browsing a website with “https://” in the address bar, the SSL certificate ensures the data transmission is encrypted, preventing attackers from eavesdropping on communication or data theft while web surfing from between customers and server applications. This not only secures the data but also helps establish trust between you and your customers.

How to Determine if a Website Uses an SSL Certificate?

You can check whether a website uses an SSL certificate by examining the beginning of the URL in the address bar. If it starts with “https://” instead of “http://,” it indicates that the website is using an encrypted connection (with the “S” in “HTTPS” stands for “Secure”). A lock icon will be displayed in most browsers in the address bar for secure websites, which could be clicked by users to learn more details about the SSL certificate.

Why must have SSL?

  • Increases search engine ranks
    • Google rewards websites with SSL certificates by helping them rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs) because it offers their users better security.
  • Protect user data
    • SSL certificates protect customer data, including names, addresses, email addresses, and credit card information, from cybercriminals who can use this information to steal identities.
  • Increase Website security
    • SSL uses encryption algorithms to scramble the data in transit, which prevents hackers from reading it as it is sent over the connection. It will ensure that any data transferred between users and websites, or between two systems, remains impossible to read.
  • Establishes trust with users
    • Web browsers give visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to make sure visitors know when their connection is secured. This means that they will trust your website more when they see these cues and will be more likely to buy from you. 
  • Authenticate your identification
    •  Encryption can enhance your brand reputation because it authenticates and validates your business.
  • Protect against phishing attack
    • An SSL certificate helps to protect against phishing attacks by verifying the identity of the website and encrypting the data transmitted between the website and the user’s browser.

PT Leyun Cloud Asia offer SSL Certificates by SECTIGO.

SECTIGO is currently one of the world’s largest Certificate Authorities (CA) providers. Its strength lies in a diverse range of product offerings, where each product comes with varying levels of verification and additional features. SECTIGO is also recognized as one of the most cost-effective providers of SSL certificates and the market share continues to increase year by year. SECTIGO aims to provide ideal security solutions for companies or organizations with diverse needs.

3 SSL certificates types: 

DV SSL (Domain Validated):

  • This is the most basic type of security certificate.
  • It only requires confirmation that you are the owner of the domain.
  • Once applied for, it is immediately issued.
  • Provides only the fundamental level of encrypted transmission.
  • It does not include extended verification guarantees.

OV SSL (Organization Validated):

  • ideal option for public-facing websites representing companies and organizations.
  • In addition to basic SSL features, it validates the entity owning the website (e.g., a company, nonprofit organization, etc.)
  • Manual verification of documents such as business registration certificates is required to confirm the existence of the organization, hence it may take longer time compared to DV SSL.

EV SSL (Extended Validated):

  • Recognizable by a green padlock and the display of the validated organization next to the URL in the browser address bar.
  • In addition to requesting company documents, it involves actual verification on various business details such as the organization’s address, contact by phone calls, business operations check, etc. to ensure alignment between the actual business activities and registered business details.
  • EV SSL certification generally takes around 1 to 3 days.
Verification MethodApplication RequirementSecurity LevelCost
OV SSLMediumMediumMedium
EV SSLHighHighHigh

EV SSL provides the highest level of assurance and is often used by websites that handle sensitive information or engage in high-security transaction.

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