SSL Protection

Secure your website and maximize customer confidence has partnered with the top companies in the SSL certificate industry to provide you with the best options for website security. In addition to protecting you against security vulnerabilities, SSL certificates increase e-commerce conversion rates and maximize your customers’ trust.

What can I use SSL for?

  • Securing online credit card transactions
  • Protecting forms and login fields
  • Securing email, corporate communications, and file sharing
  • Securing information sent and received by mobile devices
  • Securing file transfers over https, ftp, and cloud-based platforms

Rapid SSL®

RapidSSL certificates are issued in minutes, and are easy to install. They’re ideal for starter e-commerce websites.

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Secure Site SSL®

Secure Site SSL offers the highest level of security brand recognition, and is available with premium options, such as a green address bar and extended validation.

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True BusinessID SSL®

True BusinessID SSL certificates offer increased security via organizational validation, increased brand recognition, and dynamic site seals.

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256-bit encryption

Browser lock icon

Dynamic site seal


Green address bar

Extended Validation

Multiple Subdomains

Rapid SSL

w/ Wildcard

Secure Site SSL

w/ EV
w/ EV

True BusinessID SSL

w/ EV
w/ EV
w/ Wildcard

*SSL prices are for one year of service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secure socket layer (ssl) is a protocol developed by Netscape in 1996 which quickly became the method of choice for securing data transmissions across the Internet. ssl is an integral part of most Web browsers and Web servers and makes use of the public-and-private key encryption system developed by Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman.

In order to make an ssl connection, the ssl protocol requires that a server should have a digital certificate installed. A digital certificate is an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers. Digital certificates serve as a kind of digital passport or credential which authenticate the server prior to the ssl session being established.

Typically, digital certificates are signed by an independent and trusted third party to ensure their validity. The "signer" of a certificate is known as a Certification Authority (CA), such as Symantec, thawte and GeoTrust.

There are two main online security problems that ssl certificates help solve:

  • Authentication - proving a company's (or server's) identity online and in so doing create a sense of trust and confidence in using a Web site.
  • Encryption - offering protection for the data submitted to a Web site (or between servers) so that in the event of interception, it will be unintelligible without the unique key used for decryption.

Solving these security problems allows online business to protect against the following scenarios:

  • Spoofing - The low cost of Web site design and ease with which existing pages can be copied makes it all too easy to create illegitimate sites that appear to be published by established organizations. In fact, con artists have illegally obtained credit card numbers by setting up professional-looking storefronts that mimic legitimate businesses.
  • Unauthorized Disclosure - when information is transmitted "in the clear", making it possible for hackers to intercept the transmissions and obtain sensitive information from customers.
  • Data alteration - the content of a transaction can be intercepted and altered en route, either maliciously or accidentally. User names, credit card, and social security numbers as well as currency amounts; indeed any information sent "in the clear" is all vulnerable to alteration.

Firstly, looking at categories of data, the most common deployment is for securing transmission of financial information in ecommerce. However, with incidence of identity theft on the rise, protecting the transmission of a broad range of personally-identifiable information is becoming ever more important. This category of data would include identity and social security numbers, e-mail addresses and demographic information as well as account registration and login information.