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.