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SSC (Secure Socket Certificate), SSL (Secure Site Licence)

A secure socket certificate prevents information sent between a web browser and server from being read by a third-party.

Such certificates are often required by ISPs as a security measure when dealing with online payments, or when a website is used to sent or receive personal information.

SSCs are issued by independent organisations, the process typically involving merchant verification to ensure the transaction process is legitimate.

Organisations issuing certificates include:

Acquiring an SSL can be key to establishing trust with your audience, a critical step in building online relationships.

Related terms: encryption, extended validation certificate, forms, opt-in/opt-out policy, phishing, [form] validation.


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