As of this July, non-SSL certified websites will be reported by Google as insecure.
What is an SSL Certificate?
Our websites are processed through encrypted algorithms in order to create secure online connections. A digital certificate is a file that links the cryptographic algorithms of a website with the company it belongs to and its location. By binding encryption with the website’s owner, a certificate ensures accountability and legitimacy, and guarantees secure transactions and connections between servers and browsers. Google have announced that from July, websites that don’t have an SSL digital certificate, meaning a website that does not contain https:// in their domain address, will be deemed unprotected. A user will see a grey “Not Secure“ and an exclamation mark next to the web address in the URL bar. A website with the correct certification instead has a green “Secure“ and green security padlock.
SSL is ranked by Google as the most legitimate digital certificate. Companies that have SSL certification maximise users’ trust in their brand and services, increase their potential for online sales, and the certificate provides encryption for private user information.
If your business does not yet have an SSL certificate, we encourage you to obtain one as soon as possible. There are various types of digital certificates, so get in touch with Systemnet today to set up your company’s website with one that is recommended and affordable.