What is SSL? Why a Website Needs SSL?
What is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a standard of security technology, encrypted communication between Web Server and Browser. SSL works and ensures that the data transmitted between the server and the user’s browser is private and complete. SSL is also the current security standard for millions of websites all around the world, it protects data transmitted on the internet safely.
Then, SSL Certificate is a digital document that binds the identity of a website to a cryptographic key pair consisting of a public key and a private key and It is installed on an enterprise’s website allows customers to verify the authenticity and reliability of the website when accessing it, ensuring that all data and information exchanged between the website and the customer is encrypted. avoid the risk of interference.
Why a website needs SSL?
You register a domain to use website and there will have many databases. However, as you know that there are always security holes in cyberspace, so hackers can attack your site anytime. In this case, SSL will protect your website and customers.
Data security: data is encrypted and can only be decrypted by the authentic recipient.
Data integrity: data cannot be changed by hackers.
Non-repudiation: the subject sending data cannot deny its data.
5 Types of SSL
Domain Validated SSL: DV SSL is for individual customers with basic encryption at a cheap price. DV SSL only requires verification of domain ownership. Registration time and very fast verification.
Organization Validation SSL: OV SSL is for organizations and businesses with high reliability. Beside verifying domain ownership, it is also necessary to verify that the registered business exists and works normally. The business name will also be displayed in detail on the issued OV certificate.
Extended Validation SSL: EV SSL has the highest reliability for operating organizations and businesses only. It strictly follows CA-Browser Forum regulations through the process of verifying business. When Internet users visit websites equipped with EV digital certificates, the browser’s address bar will turn green, and display the name of the business that owns the website. This increases the credibility of that website for users.
Wildcard SSL is for websites that need to use SSL for many different subdomains. Wildcard SSL is different from normal SSL types that can run for unlimited subdomains with a single ssl certificate.
The UC/SAN SSL certificate is designed for Microsoft Communication applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications, Lync and also an economical solution for other environments such as Share Hosting & QA Testing.