An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.
SSL certification will show website visitors to the Indian Hills Marina website that the website doesn’t contain malware, phishing, or exploit codes that will harm them. A phishing email is an email sent by a criminal who tries to impersonate the website. The email usually includes a link to their own website or uses a man-in-the-middle attack to use your own domain name. Because it is very difficult for cyber criminals to receive a proper SSL certificate, they can’t perfectly impersonate a particular website.
Indian Hills Marina website visitors will see trust indicators in their browser . . . a green address bar or padlock symbol.