SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is an emerging standard
developed by Netscape Communications to transfer information securely
across the Internet. SSL will enable your customer's browser to connect
to your web site and transparently negotiate a secure communication
channel. Once this connection has been made, information, like credit
card numbers, can be exchange with no chance of a third party
intercepting the data.
There are some important issues regarding the use of secure processing
that everyone needs to be aware of. Every web site name (i.e. www.YOUR
DOMAIN.com) that wishes to use SSL will need to have an authentication
certificate. Contact us to obtain an SSL certificate for your web site.
Please note that SSL does not include software to process credit card
transactions. Although you can securely receive credit card information
through SSL, actual processing of the credit card will require a "Merchant
account" from an accredited financial institution. Credit card processing
software will start to appear soon and you can find more information about
the new credit card processing standard called "SET" at:
See the instructions for more help.