Want to know why SSL is essential? Here are our 5 key reasons.
Is SSL important? Do I need SSL? Do I need to fasten the seatbelt while driving? Do I need to put on protective eyewear while watching the solar eclipse? As far as the first three questions are concerned, the answer is a big ‘YES’! The same answer goes with the fourth one unless you’re Joey Bada$$.
Okay, let’s not get into that.
If you own a website or a blog in 2020, you need SSL. It’s as simple as that. An SSL certificate is no longer a luxury; it’s an out and out necessity nowadays.
1. SSL Protects Data
The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. In layman’s terms, the data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient (browser or server) as no one else can have the key to open it. While dealing with sensitive data such as IDs, passwords, credit card numbers, etc., SSL helps you protect against the mischievous army of hackers and skimmers. As the data is turned into the undecipherable format by SSL, hacker’s skills prove to be an edgeless sword against the unsurpassable encryption technology of SSL certificates.