SSL Certificates

VisualnetSSL offers a low price SSL solution and includes a 30-day money back guarantee plus multi-year and renewal discounts.

We issue most SSL certificates witin minutes of enrollment, helping you develop and launch a secure site quickly. Our root certificate has 99+% browser recognition.

provides base level customer confidence with the https, closed padlock and a static trust mark for download and display on your site.

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99+% browser support of root certificate means customer confidence won't be lost to security alerts.

What is SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption and site authentication on the Internet. Credit card numbers, health details and other sensitive information is transmitted only after being converted into a secure code. Domain authentication reassures site users that they're actually interacting with the site identified in the URL bar. Without SSL, online transactions would be vulnerable to interception by unauthorized parties. These hackers or identity thieves could also more easily imitate a legitimate website. SSL is most commonly used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. However, it is also used for server-to-server communications and for web-based applications.

Companies that issue SSL certificates are known as certificate authorities. The protection provided by an SSL certificate is only as good as the company that stands behind it. Web browsers like Firefox and Chrome maintain a list of trusted certificate authorities. If your site serves up one of these trusted certificates, the browser will recognize it as secure.

Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information in order to keep data secure while traveling between computers. If raw, unencrypted data is sent, anyone who intercepts the information can easily understand it. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. When an encrypted session is established, the encryption level is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.

When a browser connects to a secure site it retrieves its SSL certificate and checks that it has not expired, that it has been issued by a certificate authority the browser trusts, and that it is being used by the website for which it has been issued. If it fails on any one of these checks the browser will display a warning to the end user. If it succeeds, several security indicators are built into modern browsers to indicate that SSL is enabled. In short the beginning of the URL or web address changes from http:// to https://

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