SSL certificates also called as digital certificates establish a secured encrypted link between the browser’s computer and a website server. SSL, expandable to secure socket layer, authenticates and validates the website security and provides protection to the website user. Websites that have purchased the SSL certificate can assure the customers that their website is safe and secure for business. It displays a locked padlock icon on the browser search bar and their address starts with https instead of http. When a visitor buys any of the products or services on a website they are expected to disclose their credit card and personal information to complete the transactions. The visitor’s information is encrypted before it is transmitted to the website. This eliminates the risk of data being intercepted and misused by cyber criminals as it is not legible. The SSL certificate is issued by a Certified Authority (CA) and considered as a crucial requirement for websites to gain the trust of their visitors.