All about SSL
SSL creates an encrytion connection between your web server and your visitor's web browser allowing for private information to be transmitted without the issues of eavesdropping, data tampering and message forgery.
To enable SSL on a website, you will need to get an SSL Certificate that identifies you and install it on your web server. On the visitor's web browser, it usually displays a padlock icon changing the URL from http:// to https://, it may also display a green address bar. If SSL is properly deployed, the information transmitted between the web browser and the web server (whether it is contact or credit card information), is encrypted and only seen by the organization that owns the website.
Millions of online businesses use SSL certificates to secure their websites and allow their customers to place trust in them.
SSL encrypts sensitive information. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server the information is being sent to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves. When encrypted with an SSL certificate, no third party can see personal data and sensitive information.
SSL authenticates the identity of the organization, that holds the certificate. You can be sure that you are sending information to the right server. To allow it, Certification Authorities follow specific practices to issue SSL certificates to organizations only after several identity checks process.