Is your website secure? Time to think about an SSL

A number of online internet browsers have begun to bring in changes that highlight when a website is secure or not. These warnings are getting bigger and bolder in the latest round of changes about to hit, so now is the time to act.

Sites without an SSL are being marked as 'Not secure', which could instantly put someone off from visiting your site.

Not sure what and SSL is or what you need to do? Here are our quick facts and how to take action:

What is an SSL?

SSL stands for ‘Secure Socket Layer’ and it encrypts data which is passed between a visitors browser and the website e.g. when a visitor completes a form.

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. If you have an ‘SSL’ you have ‘https’. (HTTP is the non-secure version of HTTPS).

What does this mean for you?

Businesses who rely on their website traffic for lead generation, general enquiries or operate Ecommerce run the risk of losing sales opportunities. 

What do you need to do?

If you feel your site would benefit from an SSL please let us know. We will take out the SSL with the provider on your behalf and undertake the necessary configuration to apply it to your website. (Without the SSL your website will function as before but will be subject to the warnings applied by the web browsers).

 

If you would like to discuss your websites security and having an SSL applied to your site, then please get in touch with us today.