Safe and Secure Online Payments with SSL Certificates

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SSL certification has been found to be very reliable across, Internet users and also among

the customers. Payment gateways are secured through SSL or Secured Socket Layer. For E-Commerce

and other Web-site owners, the SSL certification acts as a stamp of credibility and assurance of

safety to their valuable customers.

The seamless world of the Internet has broken open the physical barriers that existed across

regions on the Globe. Today, therefore, you could be sitting in Munich and buying goodies from Seoul.

Very convenient, and thrilling. But, when you pay for your goodies and swipe you’re Credit Card,

are you sure, you are paying only for what you paid for? Chances are your Credit Card Information

traverses through alien territory into the wrong pair of hands. The result, the next morning,

you will find your Bank account eroded or emptied? Not a situation that most of us can afford

or enjoy.

 

How do we then transact on the Internet and yet safeguard our hard earned monies from those

Electronic pirates? The answer is relatively simple. Every time you choose to buy product or

services through web-sites, before entering your Credit Card and other personal information look for

information on whether the payment gateway is secured. Informed customers would always prefer to

transact their business through secure sites and this will automatically bring in more business to

Websites secured through SSL certificates from well known providers.

Payment gateways are secured through SSL or Secured Socket Layer. When you enter your personal and

or Credit Card information into a secure site, an encrypted public key is created.

This is termed as a handshake to authenticate safe transaction. The unique encryption method which

gets established in the process will have a unique session key. This process protects theft of valuable

data and only the transaction that you intend to complete is processed.

 

SSL certification has been found to be very reliable across, Internet users and also among the customers.

These certificates are issued by a reliable and trusted authority, the Certificate Authority.

The web-site through which you are attempting to transact business carries signs of the agency which

has issued the SSL certificates. There are other similar agencies too, which offer these SSL certifications.

When you click on the sign, the details of the certifying agency are displayed.

When you click on such secured domains, your system generates a SSL handshake which is accessed by

the web-site server. The unique encryption method employed then allows a secure transaction to

go through.