What is an SSL Certificate?
In Juniper, we have negotiated agreements with the major Certification Companies: Verisign, Thawte and Geotrust, recognised throughout the World as the most prestigious security and authentication firms in the Internet. As a result, we are able to offer our clients the purchase of SSL Security Certificates for your Website, with excellent service and one on one technical support.
With the SSL Certificate, issued by Verisign, Thawte o Geotrust, your site offers your visitors the best guarantee possible as far as secure transmission of data, be it personal or monetary transaction data.
What is an SSL Certificate?
By using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate, any information that is sent to the server will be encrypted, thus making it impossible to manipulate or capture it, ensuring the privacy of the data that travels through the Internet.
The SSL Certificate also shows the identity of the individual or Company that is responsible for the website as well as the name of the independent authority which has verified this identity (Verisign, Thawte or Geotrust).
The SSL Certificate will establish the connection with TLS protocol using keys of 2048 bits in length and creating a numerical 128-bit data length.
It allows the visitors to your site to have the following information on your Company:
- The domain that has been issued with the Certificate
In this way, your visitors will be able to confirm that your site has been issued with an up-to-date Certificate.
- The Owner of the Certificate.
This increases the confidence that the user will have when visiting your site, since they will know exactly which person or Company they are entrusting their personal data with.
- The Geographical location of the owner of the domain and the Website.
An important factor when financial transactions or data transmissions are to take place.
- The Certificate validity.
This will confirm whether the Certificate is up-to-date.
Why do I need an SSL Certificate?
The need for a Certificate will depend on the kind of information that you will ask your visitor to provide, and the amount of trust that you wish to offer your clients. The Data Protection Acts in various Countries obliges Companies to encrypt certain aspects of personal information, and it may, therefore, be obligatory for you to have a Certificate (Check with us if you are unsure of your particular situation).
Using a Certificate, you ensure that all the information that travels between your client's computer and the server is completely encrypted, thus providing your clients with the guarantee that any information that they may provide will only be viewed by the organisation authorised to view it.
Assuring the privacy in the transmission of data, offers you obvious benefits in that it demonstrates to your potential clients that you treat these transactions with the utmost respect and seriousness that they deserve, thus ensuring a most professional attitude and image.
The SSL Certificate becomes an essential tool for the business that needs to:
- Offer secure transactions
- Guarantee the privacy of information
- Protect the information during the transmission of data between the user and the server
For these reasons, if you want the information provided by your visitors to remain totally private and confidential, a SSL Certificate is the only way to assure your clients that there is no risk in sending information through the Web .