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Conducting business online makes sense. It's convenient, it's easy and it's quick. With the internet, you aren't restricted to the handful of shops on your local high street or even those in the nearest shopping center â you've got a huge amount of choice at your fingertips.


So, starting an online business makes equal sense â but that doesn't mean overlooking safety. If you feel that your website could do with a security upgrade, then your business may need rapid SSL.

But what exactly is it?


SSL (secure sockets layer) is quite simply something that helps to protect the confidentiality of the online customer, so that they feel safe to go about their internet shopping.


Think about an online transaction as if you were in a shop, paying for goods over the counter. When the assistant asks you to enter your PIN number into the card machine, you use your hands to obscure the number from those behind you, because you want to keep it private â and for obvious reason.


There is no reason not to act that way when making a purchase on the internet. Although, sadly, not enough people do; falling victim to cyber crime in the process.


The cost of cyber crime to the British people over 2013 was estimated at a staggering £826 million, equating to £101 per victim: enough for some return flights to Barcelona, a pair of tickets to a West End show or a meal for two at a fancy restaurant.

But back to business. What SSL does is to enable an encrypted connection (like a really complicated password) when a web browser makes contact with a registered website, so that Joe Public can't just pop along for a cup of tea and see what you're purchasing and what your credit card details are.


Minimal risk, maximum security: the pair of big guys in suits standing by the exit to make sure somebody doesn't run off with your virtual shopping trolly.


Being SSL certified can only be of great benefit to your business, as customers who might previously have decided to keep their wallet tucked away instead feel safe to splash the cash. Be safe.












Conducting business online makes sense. It's convenient, it's easy and it's quick. With the internet, you aren't restricted to the handful of shops on your local high street or even those in the nearest shopping center â you've got a huge amount of choice at your fingertips.

So, starting an online business makes equal sense â but that doesn't mean overlooking safety. If you feel that your website could do with a security upgrade, then your business may need rapid SSL.

But what exactly is it?



SSL (secure sockets layer) is quite simply something that helps to protect the confidentiality of the online customer, so that they feel safe to go about their internet shopping.

Think about an online transaction as if you were in a shop, paying for goods over the counter. When the assistant asks you to enter your PIN number into the card machine, you use your hands to obscure the number from those behind you, because you want to keep it private â and for obvious reason.

There is no reason not to act that way when making a purchase on the internet. Although, sadly, not enough people do; falling victim to cyber crime in the process.

The cost of cyber crime to the British people over 2013 was estimated at a staggering £826 million, equating to £101 per victim: enough for some return flights to Barcelona, a pair of tickets to a West End show or a meal for two at a fancy restaurant.

But back to business. What SSL does is to enable an encrypted connection (like a really complicated password) when a web browser makes contact with a registered website, so that Joe Public can't just pop along for a cup of tea and see what you're purchasing and what your credit card details are.

Minimal risk, maximum security: the pair of big guys in suits standing by the exit to make sure somebody doesn't run off with your virtual shopping trolly.

Being SSL certified can only be of great benefit to your business, as customers who might previously have decided to keep their wallet tucked away instead feel safe to splash the cash. Be safe.

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