SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a protocol used for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. SSL certificates on websites enable you to increase the security of your website and protect your customer's private information such as passwords and/or credit card data.
It provides top degree security to your site and is particularly necessary for eCommerce businesses. You will know if a website has an SSL certificate if the URL header reads HTTPS, rather than the traditional HTTP.
Yes, SSL certificates are compatible with all the browsers.
Websites used for gathering and transmitting customer-s information/Data should use an SSL certificate in order to guarantee the safety of this information.
Most people will not buy your product/services online unless they are sure that their details will be secure. The SSL certificate is the way to secure your online transactions and to ensure that your customers that their data is in safe hands.
The ‘S’ displays to all visitors that any sensitive data, like credit card details or login information transferred through the website will remain safe by encrypting it. Once the site has SSL certificate, it can only be read by the authorised server.