All posts by Alexander Andronkin

What are wildcards? Your guide to ‘Wild’ website encryption

 The term ‘Wildcard’ means an asterisk (*) symbol that matches any character or set of characters. But to put it in a more fun way, this type of SSL Certificate lets you go wild with adding unlimited subdomains under one HTTPS umbrella. This blog will tell you everything you need to know about SSL Wildcards, so you can decide if getting one is the right fit for your online needs.
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Understanding How SSL Encryption Works

Most people know that SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) is encryption that scrambles the data a person types on a website, to keep it from getting into the wrong hands. When you add your credit card number during an online shop for example, the details are protected as they travel from your browser to the website. No-one but you and the website admin can read the information. That’s what it means when you see the padlock HTTPS in your browser. Read more

Comparing SSL products: What TLS certificate do I need?

Before we get started with looking at the different SSL Certificates and how to choose the right one for your website, let’s first clear up some of the jargon. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is encryption security protecting data transfer on websites. It’s the same thing as HTTPS (the padlock you see in your browser). And TLS (Transport Layer Security) is just a newer form of SSL. The differences are technical and very minor, but TLS does have a stronger encryption algorithm which is why all our SSL Certificates are TLS. Now let’s compare the different SSL products. Firstly, all reputable SSL Certificates have the same reliable encryption strength. The easiest and clearest way to distinguish SSLs is to look at website needs. Read more