SSL Certificates & Encryption

SSL Certificates & encryption

SSL Certificates are essentially used to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer inbetween you and the server with simple tools downloaded from the internet can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate.

When SSL certificates are used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.

Although SSL has been around for along time a recent Google audit suggested that 79 out of the 100 top non Google sites did not use the https protocol ( Secure http using SSL ). This is quite surprising considering SSL was first introduced in 1994. With Malware and Cyber Crime on the increase it is essential to encrypt any data being transferred between two points over a public network, such as the Internet or a Public Wi Fi Service.

The installation and configuration of SSL Certificates can be tricky depending on the intended application and platform it is to be installed on. IT Wireless can provide this service for most installations including the generating of the Certificate Signing Request ( CSR ). There are different types of Certificates for different applications, for instance you would use a Higher Assurance Certificate for sites accepting credit cards. We can help you choose the correct certificate for your intended use.

We provide SSL Certificates for Secure VPN, PBX, Mail & Websites for single and multiple domains such as:-

  1. VPN
  2. Phone System
  3. Email Server
  4. Websites

Prices start at £98+Vat.  Although are FOC when purchased with ITW Web Hosting service. For more info, click here