What is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is an emerging standard developed by Netscape to transfer information securely across the internet. SSL will ebale your customer's browser to connect to your website and transparently negotiate a secure communication channel. Once this connection has been made, information, like credit card numbers, can be exchanged securely.

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. Companies such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express have endoresed SSL for commerce over the internet.

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