Secure Socket Layer (SSL) - HTTPS

Overview Introduction

A Secure Socket Layer (also known as SSL) certificate encrypts the connection between your website and your visitors’ browser. SSL prevents hackers from intercept and steal personal information and sensitive data. Site with installed SSL certificate would provide secure browsing url starts with https.

An Insurance for Your Website

A Secure Socket Layer (also known as SSL) certificate encrypts the connection between your website and your visitors’ browser. SSL prevents hackers from intercept and steal personal information and sensitive data. Site with installed SSL certificate would provide secure browsing url starts with https. In simpler terms, this allows and guarantees safe interaction and transactions from one server to another server. Using certificate authorization, this allows for the server to identify both ends, creating a safe web page for you to visit and input your information into.

Why SSL is Important?

A secured and trusted environment to your customers is important in making their online purchases. Browsers’ address bar gives visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to help visitors know that their connection is secured. For a secured website, a green lock will appear on the left site of the URL. At more advanced level, SSL certificate also includes organizational validation and vetting, to encourage the highest level of confidence to your website’s visitors.

You may need the SSL if your website’s objective is as follow:

  • Protect your customer account – if you are running e-commerce on your website, SSL protects your customer’s accounts from phishing attacks – any website that provides their customers online access is a potential phishing target.
  • Protect your brand and identity – ensure customers know the site claiming to be you really is you.
  • Elevate your site image – position your brand against the big brands, thousands of which have already adopted SSL.

Type of SSL Certificate

Shared SSLWith a shared SSL, the host will offer multiple domains under the same IP address. This makes it easier to manage your SSL’s.

Dedicated SSLWhile being the highest priced, this offers the most secured certificate and connection. There is only one IP address for each domain with an SSL certificate and is only verified for the domain it is registered to.

Wildcard SSL – This is dedicated toward website that use sub-domain; examples, stop.web.com, store.check.com, etc. It is very similar with a shared SSL except this is for one domain with sub-domain under the same umbrella instead of multiple domains.

Extended Validation (EV) SSL This is the best identity assurance in the industry that helps built and increase trust for end users (visitors) during doing online transactions. EV SSL incorporating some of the highest standards in identity assurance to establish the legitimacy of online entities through rigorous evaluation procedures.

Bottom Line

SSL is here to ensure your customers’ or visitors’ data is encrypted. If your site collects credit card information, you are required by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to have a valid SSL Certificate. If your site has a login section or sends/receives private information (street address, phone number, health records, etc.), you should use SSL Certificate to protect that data. Your customers want to know that you value their security and are serious about protecting their information. More and more customers are becoming savvy online shoppers and reward the brands that they trust with increased business opportunity.

Why PAKO® SSL Service?

is a registered and authorized re-seller for SSL certificates from several world class security providers. In simple terms, we would review your website & server and consult you the best affordable SSL certificate that fit your online business. Check out some of our notable clients in Malaysia below that had subscribed our SSL service.