SSL certificates are an essential part of the data encryption process that secures online transactions. They act as digital passports providing authentication to protect the confidentiality and integrity of website communication with browsers.
The SSL certificate’s role is to initiate secure sessions with the user’s browser through the SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer). This secure connection cannot be established without the SSL certificate, which digitally associates business information with a cryptographic key.
Any organization involved in e-commerce must have an SSL certificate on its web server to ensure the security of customer and business information and the protection of financial transactions.