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The benefits of using SSL certificates

May 16, 2012 By Clare

SSL Certificates, (secure socket layer) security is a must have for any online ecommerce website or any site which that wishes to accept payments.  SSL certificates allow you to gain a competitive advantage over other sites by appearing more trusted and more legitimate and are important for IT support to allow monitoring of secure sites.  SSL Certificates/Site seals are an effective way to make sure your customers know your site has the stamp of approval from a leading global Certificate Authority. SSL certificates also provide assurance to your customers that their data cannot be tampered with.  An SSL Certificate helps Web site visitors protect sensitive information and get a better idea of who they are trusting with it.  It is an important method of maintaining a high level of IT security on your site.   

The majority of consumers now expect security to be integrated into any online service they use, as a result they expect any details they provide via the Internet to remain confidential and integral.  As an IT product a SSL certificate can provide this.

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