SSL certificate – what does it do for you?

The SSL/TLS technology encrypts confidential data when transferring it through open, unprotected internet channels and makes it significantly harder for malicious actors to intercept it (for theft or switching the data with trap websites created for this specific purpose. Both sides (client – server) use a couple of special keys (hacking-resistant number sequences) that they get with the certificate. The message is encrypted with a “public” key before being transferred, while the “private” key is used to restore it to its previous state.

SSL certificates are a priority for website owners – this technology increases the security of the site and improves user trust. This is especially true of users that need to register on the site and input personal information (such as credit card information for purchasing, ordering or booking services). If this data were to end up in the wrong hands, this would cause catastrophic consequences for all parties.

When attempting to access a site with the HTTPS protocol, the client’s browser verifies the validity of the domain name (whether the SSL certificate is present/valid). If the connection appears unsecure and the site seems suspicious (potentially used by criminals to intercept and redirect requests to themselves), the user gets a warning message. If the site is validated, a secure https connection is established. This can be seen in the browser’s search bar where a lock symbol appears.

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Note: SSL – Secure Sockets Layer – a cryptographic protocol, a rule set for transferring data between computers securely. HTTPS — a secure version of HTTP. It uses the SSL protocol and is activated once the SSL certificate is installed to encrypt personal data before sending it to the website. A session key is created, encrypted and sent to the server using “public” and “private keys (asymmetrical encryption) to ensure symmetrical encryption for the entire duration of the client-server connection.

We offer Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates) of two types (they can be activated in a couple of minutes by sending an email to authorize quickly):

  • Comodo SSL 1 Domain (w.IDN) for one domain name;
  • Comodo PositiveSSL Wildcard, which supports all possible subdomains of the root domain.

We also support domain names in the Cyrillic script.

Our web hosting supports all types of SSL certificates (including ones bought separately):

  • Extended Validation (EV), for business websites where the clients expect to see more than the https indicator and the lock symbol. They wish to make sure that the website’s identity is validated on the highest level. In that case, the name of the organization or company that owns the domain is highlighted in green in the browser’s search bar. This type of certificate is more expensive due to the more extensive verification process and takes more than one day to verify, but client trust is worth the effort. SSL certificate
  • Business Validation (BV) certificates that require the verification of the domain owner’s identity through providing documentation that confirms the company’s ownership of the domain. As a rule, this certificate is displayed in the browser’s search bar similarly to the Domain Validation (DV) certificate: https and the lock symbol (sometimes this may include the logo of the organization that issued the SSL certificate).
  • Domain Validation (DV) Wildcard support all subdomains of the root domain as well as the main domain itself.

Reach out to us here for additional information: https://www.sim-networks.com/customer-care

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