What is an SSL, and Why Do You Need One?

In simple terms, an SSL certificate provides a secure connection between your web site’s server and the user browsing your website. It prevents hackers from impersonating you or stealing your visitor’s information.

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What Does SSL Stand For?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a protocol for establishing safe, secure, and authentic links between devices or browsers. A trusted communication ensures that all the data passed between two devices stays private.

How Do I Know if My Site
Has an SSL Certificate?

If the URL of a website begins with “https” instead of “http,” then the site is secured using an SSL certificate. 

Another way to recognize if a website has an SSL certificate, therefore a secure connection, is by looking to see if a padlock icon is displayed to the left of the website URL. Clicking on the padlock icon at the top of your browser will tell you whether your connection is secure or not secure.

What Do HTTP and
HTTPS Stand For?

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is a protocol that allows web browsers to send and receive requests to and from a web hosting server.

HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a newer and more secure version of HTTP that uses TLS/SSL encryption.

The Benefits of Having
an SSL Certificate

Many people believe that SSL certificates are only beneficial for websites that provide extra sensitive data like online payment, banking, or credit card transactions. While SSL certificates are crucial for such websites, the benefits are no longer limited to these website types.

Encryption: When a user enters data on a website, the information moves through several gateways before reaching the destination. Without a secure connection, this data can easily be subject to malicious attacks.

Authentication: An SSL-trusted connection ensures that the client is receiving data from the correct server protecting the data against malicious attacks.

Data Integrity: During data transport, SSL includes Message Authentication Code (MAC) to ensure zero data loss.

Having an
SSL Certificate secures ...

  • Online credit card transactions
  • System logins and any sensitive information exchanged online
  • Webmail applications
  • Connections between an email client (Microsoft Outlook) and an email server (Microsoft Exchange)
  • The transfer of files when updating or adding web pages to a website
  • Intranet-based traffic such as internal networks, file sharing, extranets, and database connections
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1. When I'm not working, I am ...

Playing with my son outside or trying out a new recipe.

2. What attracted you to want to work at Stellar Blue?

The flexibility with my schedule and the ability to work from home in my PJs!

3. How is Stellar Blue’s culture achieved working remotely?

The ability to chat a co-worker and set up meetings throughout the day allows for you to connect with other team members easily and efficiently. 

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