.SSL Web Security System
Gulf Tech provide the .SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) services for web security protocol that establishes an encrypted connection between a web server and a client's browser. It ensures that data transmitted between the server and the browser remains private and secure. SSL has been succeeded by the newer TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol, but the term "SSL" is often used generically to refer to both SSL and TLS.
how SSL/TLS works:
1. Handshake: The client (web browser) initiates a secure connection by requesting a secure page from the server (website) with an HTTPS URL. The server responds by sending its SSL certificate to the client.
2.Certificate verification: The client checks the validity of the SSL certificate. It verifies the certificate's authenticity by ensuring it is issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA), hasn't expired, and matches the domain name of the website.
3.Encryption: Once the certificate is validated, the
client and server establish an encrypted connection using cryptographic
algorithms. This encryption ensures that data transmitted between the client
and server cannot be intercepted or tampered with by unauthorized parties.
4. Secure data transfer: After the SSL/TLS connection is
established, all data exchanged between the client and server is encrypted.
This includes sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card
details, and any other data sent via forms on the website.
SSL/TLS on a website involves obtaining an SSL certificate from a trusted CA
and configuring the web server to use HTTPS. There are different types of SSL
certificates available, including domain-validated (DV), organization-validated
(OV), and extended validation (EV) certificates. These certificates provide
varying levels of validation and security assurance.
In addition to securing
data transmission, SSL/TLS also plays a role in establishing trust with website
visitors. Browsers display visual indicators such as a padlock icon or a green
address bar to indicate that a website is secure and has a valid SSL
It's worth noting that SSL/TLS is a fundamental security measure for websites, particularly those handling sensitive information. However, it's important to keep in mind that SSL/TLS alone does not guarantee complete security. Websites should also follow other security best practices, such as regular software updates, secure coding practices, and implementing additional security measures like firewalls and intrusion detection systems.