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What is SSL and Why you need it

What is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)? Do I really need it?

You might not know it but for years, Google has been pushing for more secure websites from web developers. Starting in the next few month’s websites that do not have SSL will be flagged by Google.

Why you might ask?
Well the answer is because your website does not have a secure connection.
A SSL Certificate is your confirmation that your connection is secure and that all the data stays private. Cyber criminals are everywhere and they are looking for ways to steals data from everyone.  Even if your website is not selling anything, it can be hacked to become a phishing site.

“The total cost of a successful cyber attack is over $5 million, or $301 per employee.”
Source : Ponemon Institute

Ok, so I need an SSL certificate, how do I get that? Do I call my web guy?
Yes, your “web guy” can get your site SSL certified and you will be all set, safe and secure.  At the same time – they can also check your site and make sure everything is nice and secure and up to date.

How will I know that I am truly SSL certified?
Simple! You will notice a green lock icon and a green address bar. These are visuals that your site is trusted and secure. These visuals will give your customers peace of mind knowing that you took the steps to keep their data safe while they are using your website.

Give us a call today to find out more on getting your website SSL certified.

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