On the Internet the "Secure Sockets Layer" protocol (SSL) is used to secure websites and online transactions. The SSL protocol utilized certificates to secure data transfers and guarantee ownership of the SSL certificate. A visitor can rest assured that his or her data is submitted securely through https and that nobody can intercept it. Your visitor can also easily verify ownership of a website. Every SSL certificate can be recognized by the well known browser lock icon found at the bottom or in the address-bar of the browser.