In 2014, 47% of Americans had their information stolen by cyber thieves of the netherworld, most often through security breaches at organizations. The most common business entities like JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot and Yahoo are the hackers prey.
The current cryptography is complex for the hacker to sneak in and steal the information as they would need the keys that are randomly generated.
The SSL Certificates functions to encrypt the information with a pair of cryptographic keys – a private and a public key. The public key operates to encrypt the connect and the private key works to decrypt the information from the recipients end. The current cryptography is complex for the hacker to sneak in and steal the information as they would need the keys that are randomly generated.
Public Wifi Hotspots that users stay connected to access the network at cafes, malls are unsure if the user’s information are secure. Man-in-the middle attacks are easy to interfere the users’ privacy and there is a high probability of identity thefts.
How the Different Types of SSL Certificates help in protecting businesses
There are a range of SSL certificates that would help to secure the business websites and its customer information, however all the SSL certificates work on the same principle with just a few differences with serve specific set of demands with unique traits to serve the purpose.
#1. Single Domain
Single Domain SSL Certificates secure websites with a single domain and not with sub domains
it is good to protect – www.abc.com and it does not work to protect the information of its supporting subdomain – menu.abc.com
#2. Multi-Domain (SAN)
Multi-domain SSL certificates as the name says secures websites with multi domains and in common known as SAN (Subject Alternative Names). So one certificate to protect all the domains (100 to 200 domains) of the websites.
Wildcrad SSL Certificate works well to protect all the subdomains on a single host name
for instance a business website www.shopcart.com has the following subdomains
Wildcard SSL helps to protect www.shopcart.com and its subdomains mail.shopcart.com, login.shopcart.com, shop.shopcart.com and order.shopcart.com. Hence there is never a need of multiple number of certificates to protect each of the domain.
#5. Extended Validated Certificate
Extended Validated SSL Certificates are the most sought after SSL certificates to offer strict validation process to ensure genuine authenticity of the website. It turns on the address bar green and hence increases customer trust and confidence on the website security which improves the rate of sales conversion.