What is an SSL Certificate?

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate creates an encrypted link between a Web site and a visitor's Web browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the Web site and the browser remains private and secure. The Certificate also demonstrates that your Web site is owned by a legitimate business. This is done through a validation process performed by a Certificate Authority (CA) prior to issuing an SSL Certificate. Finally, the SSL Certificate puts the "s" in "https" in the Web site address (URL), and puts the closed padlock on the browser - items most consumers should look for when transacting business online.


Why do businesses need an SSL Certificate?

The encryption provided by SSL Certificates helps to prevent hackers from stealing private and confidential information sent via the Internet. A Web site secured with an SSL Certificate provides a safe place for customers to enter sensitive data such as credit card information, bank account numbers, etc. If you transact business on Internet, you need an SSL Certificate!


SiteSafeT Site Confirm Seal

A SiteSafeT SSL Certificate creates an encrypted link between the Team Marketplace site and your browser, and comes with a "seal" to display on the website. This clickable seal shows detailed information about Team Marketplace along with the guarantee behind the SSL Certificate. Visitors can click on this seal to view our credentials.