Many businesses now collect customer data including billing information, shipping information, credit cards or just regular contact information. An SSL certificate allows your website to securely send this information to you or the third-party handling your payments.
For most e-commerce sites, you absolutely need an SSL certificate! As an online merchant, it is your responsibility to make sure the information you collect from your customers is protected. This will shield you and your customers by making sure that no one can intercept and misuse their credit card information.
As of 2017, all our clients are provided with an SSL certificate regardless of any information being collected. 368 Durham also offers SSL migrations for the general public. Contact us if you are in Durham Region and looking for an SSL certificate. We can purchase one, set it up and safely test it for your website.