What Is a SSL? January 10, 2020 By OMA Comp SSL is a website security certificate. It is a validation and encryption tool used as one of the steps to protect your website and your websites visitors. SSL provides an authentication for a secure, encrypted, verified connection between a client and the server. It is a third party source, certificate authority (CA), that validates that the website is using an encrypted connection and is secured. SSL is also known as TLS certificate, an HTTPS certificate, and an SSL server certificate. SSL provides your website an identity, so that people who come to your website know that they reached the right place; it shows that they are on the legitimate official site and not a fake website. It also is a validation that the user’s data will not be intercepted and hijacked. It authenticates clients as well as establishes a secure connection known as a TLS handshake. Contact OMA Comp if you are in need of a SSL, responsive website design, or build. We are more than happy to assist you to create a user friendly, branded, beautiful design which automatically includes a security certificate (SSL) and can also assist with search engine optimization.