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What is SSL service?

What is SSL service?

In this article, we want to know what SSL service is? And in general, I would like to acquaint you, dear users, with the concept of SSL.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. This is a standard technology for keeping the Internet connection secure and protecting sensitive data sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading the data and changing any information transmitted, including possible personal details.

A common example when using SSL to communicate between a web browser and a web server is to convert the protocol in the address from HTTP to HTTPS.

The HTTP protocol is insecure and vulnerable to eavesdropping attacks because data transmitted from the web browser to the webserver or between other endpoints are easily transmitted. This means that attackers can track and view sensitive data such as credit card details and account login. When data is sent through a browser using HTTPS, SSL ensures that such information is encrypted and secure.

How do I know if a website is secure with SSL?

Technically, SSL is a transparent protocol that requires little interaction with the end-user when creating a secure session. In the browser’s case, it can be said whether the website uses SSL when using the lock or shows the URL bar as HTTPS instead of HTTP.

Here is an example of an SSL-protected website or domain in the Chrome browser against an insecure website.

SSL Secured Website:

A website without SSL:

Why do I need SSL?

Despite many daily transactions and online communications, there are very few reasons not to use SSL. SSL supports the following information security principles:

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Encryption: Protect data transfer (e.g. browser-to-server, server-to-server, application-to-server, etc.)

Authentication: Make sure the server you are connected to is actually the correct server.

Data integrity: Make sure the requested or sent data is what is actually being delivered.