SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a security protocol that allows the information to pass through a secure channel between two heterogeneous machines.
In other words, it acts as a middleman between users and website servers. So, users are not involved in secure communication, and the data transfer remains secure.
A padlock or green bar on the website URL is indicative of the SSL certification. It has several benefits for a B2B eCommerce website, like better user trust, enhanced security, secure transactions, and better search engine optimizations.
Active SSL certification has seen a year on the year growth rate of 25%. However, at the same time, several websites still lack SSL certification, leading to a risk of data breaches.
So, how does SSL work? It’s like a set of locks and keys! The only pair of keys here are public and private keys.