How important is SSL for my websites? Do I really require one?

How important is SSL for my websites? Do I really require one?

If the Google warning is not enough and isn’t convincing, check out the blog below to understand why SSL is important for your websites and why Google started flagging the websites which are unsecured.


It's official now
Google has started flagging unsecured website.

How important is SSL for my websites? Do I really require one?

The answer is simply yes, and big brother Google has started flagging websites without SSL and enforcing HTTPS. Since the majority of the web traffic is generated by Google, and their flagging will surely matter a lot. Hence, an SSL / HTTPS more than important now. It's almost going to be mandatory.

The latest news from Google is that "Google has started identifying insecure sites in the Chrome browser". 

What is SSL?

SSL is an acronym for secure sockets layer. SSL certificates are the backbone of website security. We turn to the internet for every little thing. It seems impossible to stay away from the internet, with this dominating trend, online security has become a necessity.

There are 100's if not 1000's of website and contents talking about SSL and how important it is. I particularly loved this article from Symantec. Despite so many articles and information available about the importance of SSL, many end-users and IT managers have delayed the adoption due to the price of the certificates and the complexity of implementation. If you haven't read my previous blog on why you need a professional website, please read it.  In this blog, I would like to highlight two major services we at Ci CORP FZE have launched to tackle these issues. For those website owners or small business owners who think affordability is the main concern, we have included a FREE SSL in our AED 1 Hosting. Just migrating to our powerful hosting infrastructure will automatically enroll your website for FREE DOMAIN SSL. (DV Certificates)

Our second product is part of Google Handshake service (blog coming soon), where we will help your company get the right SSL certificate and also help you with the implementation and support.

If the Google warning is not enough and isn't convincing, check out these below points why SSL is important for your websites 
  • Increasing site security, today it’s all about web security
  • A necessity for online payments, and for any kind of data transactions
  • SSL will also help in PCI/DSS requirements
  • Safety for all your subdomains and emails
  • Credibility and trust for your customers
  • It’s mandatory in 2018 after Google’s announcement to FLAG Sites
  • SEO advantages, there are no two thoughts about it, there is a huge impact
  • SSL guards against scams (applicable only EVC type of certificates)
Is Your Website Safe & Secure for Users

Before wrapping up the blog, one quick question, how safe would you feel if your browser warned you about a website being “not secure”? Because that’s what will be shown NOW

So, what are you waiting for? If affordability is the reason, then we have FREE SSL Certificate bundled with our AED 1 Hosting get it today and add an unconquerable layer of protection to your websites. If you are looking for experts to take over the implementation then let us know, we have over a decade of expertise in SSL implementations and support. We also provide support for Symantec and Barracuda security systems.

Ci CORP FZE is offering Web & Hosting Solutions in Dubai since 2001. We are one of the leading IT Solutions companies in Dubai, UAE and Web Hosting is one of our core business. AED 1 Web Hosting is a CSR activity from our company in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 to make Dubai has one of the smartest cities in the world.

This Blog was previously published in our sister concern Middle East Blogging & PR Website, MyBlogs

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