- Why you need an SSL certificate
" People never buy from a salesman they do not trust."
In e-business, the key is to build trust: running successful online business
requires that your customers trust that yours business effectively protects
their sensitive information from intrusion and tampering.
Installing an SSL from Help4Hosters on your e-commerce site allows
you to secure your online business and build customer confidence by
securing all online transactions with 128-bit encryption. SSL certificate
on your business web site will ensure that sensitive data is kept safe.
With Help4Hosters.com SSL certificate customers can trust your site.
SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security
technology developed by Netscape in 1994. SSL is all about encryption.
It creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.
The link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser
remains private and secure and is recognised by millions of consumers
by a secure padlock which appears in their browser.
The SSL protocol is used by millions of e-Business providers to protect
their customers ensuring their online transactions remain confidential.
In order to be able to use the SSL protocol, a web server requires
the use of an SSL Certificates are provided by Certification Authorities,
who in most cases also offer additional products and services to aid
e-Businesses to demonstrate that they are trustworthy. Consumers have
grown to associate the 'golden padlock', that appears within their
browser display, as an indication of trust in the web site. This simple
fact allows e-Business providers an opportunity to leverage that increased
trust level to turn visitors into paying customers - so long as you
know which type to choose.
- Types of SSL certificates
There are 2 types of SSL certificates:
Shared SSL - is free version; it can not guarantee whole security.
Trusted SSL – are certificates, developed by special Centres of Certifying;
such sertificates have e-signings, expiration date, owner name and
other information for indentifying.
The SSL protocol exchanges records (normaly, page with SSL starts
from https:// instead http://) each record can be optionally compressed,
encrypted and packed with a message authentication code . Each record
has a content_type field that specifies which upper level protocol
is being used.
When the connection starts, the record level encapsulates another
protocol, the handshake protocol.
The client sends and receives several handshake structures:
It sends a ClientHello message specifying the list of cipher suites,
compression methods and the highest protocol version it supports. It
also sends random bytes which will be used later.
Then it receives a ServerHello, in which the server chooses the connection
parameters from the choices offered by the client earlier.
When the connection parameters are known, the client and server exchange
certificates (depending on the selected public key cipher).
The server can request a certificate from the client, so that the
connection can be mutually authenticated.
The client and server negotiate a common secret called the "master
secret", possibly using the result of a Diffie-Hellman exchange,
or simply encrypting a secret with a public key that is decrypted with
the peer's private key. All other key data is derived from this "master
secret" (and the client- and server-generated random values),
which is passed through a carefully designed "pseudorandom function".
SSL has a variety of security measures:
- Numbering all the records and using the sequence number in the
message authentication code.
- Using a message digest enhanced with a key.
- Protection against several known attacks (including man in the
middle attacks), like those involving a downgrade of the protocol
to a previous (less secure) version or a weaker cipher suite.
- The message that ends the handshake ("Finished") sends
a hash of all the exchanged data seen by both parties.
- The pseudorandom function splits the input data in half and processes
each one with a different hashing algorithm (MD5 and SHA), then XORs
them together. This provides protection if one of these algorithms
is found to be vulnerable.
- Help4Hosters offers you SBS Instant SSL Certificate for
$30 per year.
Order it right now – contact us at
It`s a new certificate type and it lets you quick and very comfort
way for receiving and using of SSL certificates on your site. Order
of SBS Instant certificate doesn`t require any documents and may be
Advantages of SBS Instant SSL certificates:
- Low cost
- Quick validation by e-mail
- Support 128-bit coded SSL
- Supported by 99% of web browsers
- Let you send the dates with "lock" ONN and by protocole
- Without phone calls, without paper work
- Great certificate with good price. You can upgrade your certificate
- time you would need.
Additional information may be found at http://securebusinessservices.com
If you want purchase the certificate from one of the leader of certifying
centre GeoTrust, which has `trust` of 99% of browsers, you can order:
Quick Validation SSL Certificates
GeoTrust Quick SSL $ 99 / year
GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium $ 139 / year
7. Other available certificates:
SBS Secure $89 / year
SBS Secure Plus $ 129 / year
GeoTrust True BusinessID $159 / year
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard $ 699 / year
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