SSL Certificates are used to establish an encrypted connection between a computer browser and a web server.

Secure Sockets Layer’s (SSL) technology activates a lock and the https protocol which allows for secure connections that protects sensitive information. Once that connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the computer browser will be protected.

Usually, an SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, logins, data transfer and social media sites. There are other benefits, as well. SSL Certificates not only keep data safe between servers, they enhance customer trust and improve conversion rates and your Google Rankings.

No wonder, the number organizations using SSL Certificates – for secure search – has grown so quickly. In June 2014, Google called for “HTTPS Everywhere” at its I/O conference. Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst Pierre Far told a room full of developers that, “We want to convince you that all communications should be secure by default.” Google followed up with an official announcement almost two months later. Of course, all of Google’s properties are encrypted.

HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (the “HTTP” before a site’s domain) with the addition of “S,” for “secure”. As you would guess, the “S” means that the site’s data is encrypted.

We’re doing our part to help create a more secure and safer Internet. We’ve now bundled SSL with our Managed Services package. Well, maybe “bundled” isn’t the best way to describe it. Let’s just say we’ve seamlessly integrated the very best security services. No need to opt in, as we now consider it a standard within ServiceWorks. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

This new offering provides the most comprehensive type of SSL Certificate (Extended Validated) but makes it simple for our clients.  No involvement is necessary on your end. There are no long term commitments or additional invoices to worry about!

We are happy to offer free, automatic, transparent, open and cooperative, “security by default” SSL Certificates to our ServiceWorks clients.