The SSL protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.
Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection / sending security.
Once SSL is invoked for your web site, a SSL Certificate is required to authenticate the validity of the owner of the site to the end user. Knight Web Services® will provide and install your SSL certificate for only $97.00/year.
For added security, Knight Web Services also offer Extended Validation or EV SSL certificates. Add the green bar to your SSL by ordering an EV SSL certificate today for only $497.00/year.
Quite simply, your customer’s online purchasing confidence is our highest priority. With Extended Validation SSL certificates, customers will now be able to easily distinguish between DV (Domain validated, instant issue) SSL certificates and Extended Validation SSL certificates. As shown below, IE7, Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers incorporate a new feature which turns a browser address bar green if a valid EV SSL certificate is present. Now even non tech-savvy web surfers will easily be able to assess which sites they can trust.