SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
In laymen terms, it is to make sure the communication between 2 devices are as secure and private as possible.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any data that is being sent between two devices, preventing any third party reading and modifying the information transferred. Keep your communication private from hackers, bots, intruders, and spies of all kinds.
SSL is a must in today for all website activity. We are signing on and off to so many websites on the web, this technology is a necessity in order to keep your connections secure and private from any external threats.
Encrypted During Communication
The technology behind secure connections is via encryption applied to all the data transmitted between the two devices, basically your interaction with the server. Like right now with this website. There should be a lock in the browser address bar, just before the URL, to indicate a secure and encrypted connection.
It uses encryption algorithms to scramble the data transmitted between the two devices, preventing any intruder from reading this data. This data or information could be any sensitive data like your password, credit card numbers and other financial information, names, and addresses etc. It needs to be secure at all times.
TLS (Transport Layer Security)
TLS is just an updated, more secure, version of SSL. We still refer to our security certificates as SSL because it is a more commonly used term.
HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure)
HTTPS appears in the URL when a website is secured by an SSL certificate. The details of the certificate, including the issuing authority and the corporate name of the website owner, can be viewed by clicking on the lock symbol on the browser bar.
It is a digital certificate that authenticates a website’s identity and enables an encrypted connection.