SSL and Web Security

Protecting Your Visitors and eCommerce Clients
October 21, 2015 by
OERP Canada, Liana Baciu

Why SSL Is Important To Your Business

And How We Use Best Practices To Keep You Safe

    Have you notice the closed lock symbol beside the URL in your browser or on its lower bar? Maybe you've noticed that the URL web address turns bright green when you're on a site where you do some of your banking. Or maybe you've sometimes wondered why some sites only say "http://" and others say "https://".

    These are signs that the server hosting the website that you are visiting is posting and exchanging data with your browser in a way that is encrypted and secure against eavesdropping attacks or fraudulent companies.

     Naturally, if you are an eCommerce business, or if you want to be a trusted destination on the web, these are important markers of trustworthiness for your prospective clients and visitors.

     SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an industry standard in web security. The way in which a company can acquire an SSL certificate for their website is through a review process by a Certification Authority. The third party Authority is responsible for assuring that both the connection and the company are trustworthy before issuing a certificate. Once the website is certified your browser will display those indicators of trustworthiness - the “https”, the lock and the green URL and company names in the address bar.

     If you look around this site, you should be able to see these signs of security. An SSL test result is also published below. We know you'll want to give your clients peace of mind and find out other important tips about website construction, security, hosting, design and eCommerce. We're here to help you with all of these needs so don't hesitate to contact us.

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OERP Canada, Liana Baciu October 21, 2015
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