SSL Certificates and Their Significance for your Reseller Business

SSL Certificate
SSL Certificate

With the rising popularity of e-commerce and growth in the number of online shoppers, there is a growing concern on the security of online transactions. With so many hackers and internet thieves out there to attack your websites and steal your client’s sensitive information, there must be proper arrangements made to ensure the security of your website as well as all online business transactions.
SSL Certificates-Abbreviation for Secure Socket Layer, are designed to do just that: secure your business transactions and ensure the safety of your all important data and information being exchanged online.
As a domain and hosting reseller, it becomes important to advise your clients, to secure their websites, especially e-commerce websites that involve payment transactions and exchange of sensitive information of customers’ bank details.  In India, business owners are yet to fully realize the importance of an SSL certificate and securing their websites against any hacking or phishing attack. It is only a small percentage of total websites (both static and dynamic websites) that have an SSL certificate embedded on them. It is only when websites are compromised or they lose their sensitive data to hackers or online thieves that their owners realize they should have their secured by an SSL certificate.  Once you lose your data, it becomes a real challenge to start afresh and create a new website.  Also, if, unfortunately, your bank details are stolen, you can just imagine the repercussions it will have both on your personal as well as professional life.   It is so surprising to know that despite knowing the risk that they carry, we still see websites, involving exchange of sensitive information and online transactions, existing without any SSL certificate on them. As a web hosting reseller, you provide web services like domain registrations, web hosting and Email solutions to your clients; and, most of the times, design their websites as well; then, why not also suggest them to secure their website with an SSL Certificate; especially if their website is going to be an e-commerce website. Most of the domain name registrars also have an SSL reseller options and provide attractive discounts on the various SSL certificates they offer. You can check with your partner Domain Registrar if they have SSL certificates in their product offering as well; and if not, then you may want to directly sign up for a reseller account with any of the major SSL service providers like Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, Norton and so on.
In addition to giving your handsome margins on sales, SSL certificates will ensure that you design fully secured websites to your clients also.
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