Austin, Texas-Have you ever made any financial transaction on a website and asked yourself how is it that it’s so secure? The answer relies on something called “SSL Certificate”. SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.


A SSL Certificate is a small data file that creates a  cryptographic key to an organization’s details. The cryptography is the basic use of two keys, they are composed of randomly generated numbers and can have a million different possibilities using 256 Bit encryption. One is called a private key and one is called a public key. A public key is known to your server and available in the public domain. It can be used to encrypt any message or transaction.

A website developer can create encrypted keys in order to acquire any necessary information from a financial institution or Bank. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the HTTPS protocol that allows secure connections from a web server to a browser in order to securely interact with sensitive information.

The SSL certificate is used by millions  of online businesses and website entrepreneurs to reduce the risk of sensitive information such as credit cards, usernames, and passwords from being stolen or tampered with hackers and identity thieves. The SSL Certificate has recently become the basic protocol when securing browsing of social media sites and online shopping. SSL allows for a private “conversation” just between the two intended parties.


Since July 2018, Google has started a new initiative to encourage websites to implement the SSL Certificate and encrypt their HTTPS. Around two-thirds of websites are not encrypted, which become a potential threat to users who tend to write their sensitive information online. Google has been encouraging websites’ owners to take the steps to adopt the SSL Certificate and avoid been marked as “non-secure.” Business websites that not implement the new policy risk customer information and online presence in the famous worldwide search engine.


There are many different types of SSL certificates based on the number of domain names or subdomains owned, such as:

  • Single: Secures one fully-qualified domain name or subdomain name
  • Wildcard: Covers one domain name and an unlimited number of its subdomains
  • Multi-Domain: Secures multiple domain names

Types of Validation for Certificates:

  • Domain Validation: This level is the least expensive, and covers basic encryption and verification of the ownership of the domain name registration. This type of certificate usually takes a few minutes to several hours to receive.
  • Organization Validation: In addition to basic encryption and verification of ownership of the domain name registration, certain details of the owner (e.g., name and address) are authenticated. This type of certificate usually takes a few hours to several days to receive.
  • Extended Validation (EV): Provides the highest degree of security because of the thorough examination that is conducted before this certificate is issued (and as strictly specified in guidelines set by the SSL certification industry’s governing consortium). In addition to ownership of the domain name registration and entity authentication, the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity is verified. This type of certificate usually takes a few days to several weeks to receive.

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