WHAT IS SSL ?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology to create an encrypted link between a server and a client. This link ensures that all data passed between the server and the client remain private and secure. It was designed to support protocols such as FTP, HTTP, TELNET.

SSL :

SSL ensures that all the data transmitted will be encrypted.Two files, Certificate and Private Key are used.A Digital Certificate certifies the ownership of a public key by the named subject of the certificate.A Certification Authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic documents(Certificates) that verify a digital entity's identity on the Internet .

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the most widely deployed security protocol used today. It is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network. In today’s Internet focused world, the SSL protocol is typically used when a web browser needs to securely connect to a web server over the inherently insecure Internet.