A SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate Is Required To Accept Online Payments
Secure Sockets Layer “SSL” Is an industry standard security technology used by millions of websites for the protection of their online transactions. In order to use SSL technology, you’ll need SSL certificates for your websites
People are getting smart about online security. More and more of them are looking for the padlock icon and “https” prefix in the address bar of their browser before submitting personal information online. If your Web site doesn’t have an SSL Certificate, visitors may leave before making a purchase, creating an account or even signing up for a newsletter. In order to create an SSL connection a web server requires an SSL Certificate for authentication. After deciding to activate an SSL on your web server you will be prompted to complete a number of questions about the identity of your website and your company.Your web server then creates two cryptographic keys – a Private Key and a Public Key. SSL Certificates typically contain domain name, your company name, address, city, state and country also an expiration date of the Certificate as well as details of the certification authority responsible for the issuance of the certificate. You may be saying to yourself, I don’t need an SSL however, if you have a merchant account or take any credit card information over the internet its not only mandatory but smart to have one. How can I tell if I have an SSL all ready? The lock icon in the lower corner. Click on the lock icon and it will display your SSL Certificate and provide the details about it. After a browser connects to a secure site it retrieves the site’s SSL Certificate issued by the Certification Authority and verifies the SSL has not expired. If it fails any of the checks the browser will display a warning to the end user informing them that the site is not secured by SSL.
MultiSoft Corporation has partnered with GoDaddy to get the best possible deal for our clients. To ensure everything goes smoothly and your certificate is properly monitored, it will be necessary for us to purchase it on your behalf. But don’t worry, we have secured a great volume deal and the fee we charge you to purchase, set up, and manage it is very close to what you would have to pay if you purchased direct from Godaddy.