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How to Protect Web Transactions with GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium

Online business platforms are being implemented at a rapid pace throughout the world. People are moving more and more toward buying and selling products and services using online business platforms rather than through the local market or other offline options for the same products or services. Wise online users become skeptical at the moment of online buying and selling – wondering whether they are safe, or if their confidential information — such as PayPal credentials or Credit Card Information – might be at risk. These security concerns can be resolved simply with the use of SSL Certificates.

What is an SSL certificate? How does it work? And what is the best SSL option to secure a small business website?

Let’s look at the SSL security certificate question using in-depth information about SSL Certificates.

What is an SSL Security Certificate?  

An SSL or Secure Socket Layer Certificate is a protocol developed to secure online transactions which enclose confidential information of online business customers. SSL protocol is produced via encryption using a numerical algorithm. The entire encryption algorithm generates a key for the user and servers. Every SSL Certificate utilizes a public and a private key. The public key is employed to encrypted data and the private key is being employed to decode it. When a Web browser accesses a secured domain, a level of encryption is recognized based on the type of SSL Certificate as well as the client’s Web browser, operating system, and host server’s capabilities. That’s why SSL certificates feature a range of encryption levels “up to 256-bit,” because some variables are affected by factors external to the SSL certificate.

Strong encryption, at 128 bits, can calculate 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That’s over a trillion times a trillion times more powerful. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC-enabled certificate. To enable strong encryption for most site visitors, choose an SSL Certificate that enables at least 128-bit encryption for 99.9% of Web site visitors.

Which one is the best SSL option for Small Business Websites?

On the whole, there are plenty of SSL brands available in the online security market. But one of the most recommended and widely trusted SSL brand is GeoTrust, with its QuickSSL Premium Certificate. GeoTrust is a highly respected Certification Authority when it comes to securing WWW and NON-WWW versions of small business websites with one certificate. According to Symantec’s analysis of the Alexa-Netcraft Index earlier this year, GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium is currently the most popular SSL certificate in the top 1 million websites.

See the features of GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium for yourself:

  •         Widely used and recommended Single Root Certificate.
  •          Instant Availability for Small Business Web Sites.
  •          Speedy & Automated Online Validation without a single piece of paper work.
  •          Low-cost reissuance insurance available.
  •          Warranty of $100,000 – TEN TIMES Go Daddy’s warranty on its Standard SSL.
  •          Works with HTTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP, & More.
  •          Supported by 99% of the latest web browsers.
  •          Strong Level of SSL Encryption.
  •          GeoTrust Dynamic & Smart Seal included.
  •          99% compatibility with mobile phones and smart phones.
  •          Comprehensive Security of WWW & NON-WWW versions.
  •          Without Any Extra Cost, includes UNLIMITED Server Licenses.
  •          100% Full Refund for 30 Days.
  •          Price Match Guarantee

Written By

Jim Armstrong is SSL Security Specialist at a Platinum Certificate Authority. is one of the most inexpensive SSL Certificate Providers in the world. You can reach him on , Twitter and Facebook.



  1. Naser

    May 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Jim,

    I am completely new to SSL certificates. My host offers it for $10 per year. I have a question: Do SSL certificate protect the website from getting hacked?

  2. Jim Armstrong

    May 6, 2013 at 7:07 am

    First of All Thanks for Your Comment!I would like to bring update you that $10 SSL certificate won\’t give you security features, which stops hackers. However, you can buy Symantec Secure Site with EV or else you can buy RapidSSL certificate with Symantec Safe Site. The enlisted both the solution are the perfect to your need, which helps you to stop hackers while accessing your website.Thanks 🙂

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