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Why SSL certificates are important for small business?

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    Default Why SSL certificates are important for small business?

    An SSL certificates are used to make your personal information protected, particularly when it comes to online transactions. It’s a mechanism that works between a user’s browser and the website the user is connecting to. In its software, the website has an SSL certificate issued by a trustworthy authority. Web browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer®, Firefox® and Chrome™) recognize these certificates. When confidential info needs to be exchanged, SSL is used to encrypt the information before it is sent, and then to decrypt it at the other end, when it has been received.
    This ensure that the website activity, from its own sensitive information to that of its browser is secure. This is especially important if the business is involved in handling online transaction. Online Buyers and visitor know this stuff. Banks, for instance, have warned them to check for the small padlock icon that appears on their browser screen when SSL is in use

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    SSL Certificates are trusted by the online community. Whether or not a person knows an online business by name is inconsequential when that business has an SSL Certificate. An SSL Certificate shows the client that the website is verified and that it is using secured encryption software. This information gives small business customers the push they need to purchase from the small business rather than the big box retailer they know they can trust. Larger companies do not have a problem getting clients to trust them, but smaller retailers do. This is why it is so vital for small online businesses to have SSL Certificates.
    SSL Certificates give online shoppers peace of mind by ensuring that their information is transmitted securely. When dealing with small businesses, it is very common for people to worry about the site’s reputation and security measures. People do not want their private information accessible for any reason other than the business transaction they are considering. An SSL Certificate guarantees them that their information is safely transmitted to the intended recipient.

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    Default Re: Why SSL certificates are important for small business?

    I don't think a SSL certificate is nearly as important today as it once was simply because anyone can obtain a lock icon now via Let's Encrypt. It devalued the trust factor.
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    I don't think it is important for the small business except for the large businesses or the confidential details websites like Banks.