Google and other major internet players are moving towards fully secured internet connections. You can recognise these on your browser by the “https://” form of address and maybe a little green padlock or similar. This is great news for your customers who will be able to trust your website to protect the information they send you. Hitherto, SSL certificates allowing a proper “https://” connection have been an expensive addition to a relatively affordable website. Now, however, there is a cheap industry supported means to achieve this. For a short period I can offer SSL certificates on my customers websites for £50.00 one off fee. This covers transition from unsecured site to secured with the Google Search Engine to ensure continuity for SEO.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of data between the user’s computer and the site. Users expect a secure and private online experience when using a website. We encourage you to adopt HTTPS in order to protect your users’ connections to your website, regardless of the content on the site.
Data sent using HTTPS is secured via Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS), which provides three key layers of protection:
Encryption—encrypting the exchanged data to keep it secure from eavesdroppers. That means that while the user is browsing a website, nobody can “listen” to their conversations, track their activities across multiple pages, or steal their information.
Data integrity—data cannot be modified or corrupted during transfer, intentionally or otherwise, without being detected.
Authentication—proves that your users communicate with the intended website. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and builds user trust, which translates into other business benefits.
How Can I provide such great value?
By using Let’s Encrypt, a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). An open source project supported by Mozilla and Google.