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SSL Certificate Explained

September, 13 2019
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Jo Stephens
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If you’re new to owning a website, you might not realize that on top of a domain, hosting, design, and marketing, you also need SSL certification. This certification is a cryptological key that confirms to the user that their browser is communicating with your website’s server and not hijacked by a third party, which means it’s safe for them to provide information such as their credit card or even Social Security number via your website. Visitors know this when their browser shows the “https” address or a lock icon.

While many retailers could consider an SSL certification something they should have to protect their customers as well as their reputation, SSL certification isn’t something you should overlook when it comes to law firm website design. Having your site certified with SSL shows not only that you want to be viewed as trustworthy but that you’re aware of the risks presented by the Internet and prepared to deal with them.

There is any number of steps you’ll take to reassure visitors and potential clients that your company is trustworthy, and you shouldn’t forget to add law firm website design to that list. Fortunately, many website hosts provide SSL certification for free with their hosting packages, but not every website owner knows how to set that up or even to look for it, to begin with. You may be able to set up SSL certification by yourself, but you don’t have to.

Law Firm Sites designs websites for law firms and helps those firms incorporate SSL certificates and other design and organizational elements to create a functional and trustworthy website that can bring in new clients as well as serve existing ones.

If you want to know more about SSL certification or other ways you can provide the website of your law firm, contact Law Firm Sites today.

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