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What is SSL?


Definition: The acronym SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a secure encryption Web protocol used to make data safe when transmitted over the Internet.

SSL is especially utilized on shopping sites to keep financial data secure, but is also used on any site that requires sensitive data (such as a password).

Web searchers will know that SSL is being utilized on a Web site when they see HTTPS in the URL of a Web page.

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