Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SSL, a new trust indicator

SSL Lock
SSL- Secure Sockets Layer provides a secure connection, allowing you to transmit private data online. Sites secured with SSL display a padlock in the browsers URL and possibly a green address bar if secured by an EV SSL certificate.The SSL protocol is used by millions of e-Business providers to protect their customers ensuring their online transactions remain confidential.
Sites will get SSL encryption to cover any area that involves an exchange of data including login boxes, credit card payments, or any personal information.
The Internet has successfully created many new global business opportunities for enterprises conducting online commerce. However, that growth has also attracted fraudsters and cyber criminals.
The increasing awareness of online fraudsters and cyber criminals has presented an opportunity for ecommerce providers to capitalize on consumer fears by displaying trust indicators.
When an Extended Validation Certificates is installed on a web site, users with the latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera will see the green address bar at the URL area of the navigator.