Why are SSL’s so important? An SSL protects information by encrypting data between two servers. Only the host computer can decrypt the data and only the client computer can verify the server certificate. If the session is interrupted for any reason, the session is broken and must be reestablished. Sites that implement the SSL/TLS protocol display a padlock icon in the address bar.
This is especially important in the case of websites where payments will be made, since hackers tend to target these sites in an attempt to gain sensitive personal information such as credit card numbers. Sherwood Web Designs always recommends using an SSL to protect both your business and your clients.