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Why SSL Certificates?

Encrypt Sensitive Information

All information sent across the internet must be encrypted so that only the intended recipient/s can understand it.

This is important because the information sent on the Internet is passed through different computers before it gets to the destination server.

Increases Trust

A green bar or lock icon shows in the web browser, this makes your website visitor/s become aware that their connection is secure.

All SSL providers also make available to you a trust seal that is visible on your website which will make customers more likely buy from you.

A requirement for PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) have set up standards, and the proper use of an SSL Certificate is mandatory before you can accept credit card payments on your website.

The primary aim is to protect your users credit card information from scammers.

What is an SSL Certificate?

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

At CloudWurks, having carefully evaluated your business needs will profer the appropriate certificate that will be necessary to manage your transactions online. we handle the whole process from key generation, configuration and installation.

How SSL Certificates Protect your Data


A browser or server attempts to connect to a Website, a.k.a. Web server, secured with SSL. The browser/server requests that the Web server identify itself.


The Web server sends the browser or server a copy of its SSL certificate.
The browser/server checks to see whether or not it trusts the SSL certificate. If so, it sends a message to the Web server.


The Web server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.


Encrypted data is shared between the browser/server and the Web server.