What is SSL and TLS?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are an integral part of website security. When you visit a website with SSL the site’s SSL certificate enables you to encrypt the data you send, such as credit card information, names or addresses so it can’t be accessed by hackers. To check that a website is using SSL correctly enter the website address into our SSL Installation Checker.
TLS (Transport Layer Security) is just an updated, more secure, version of SSL. We still refer to our security certificates as SSL because it is a more commonly used term, but when you are buying SSL from Symantec you are actually buying the most up to date TLS certificates with the option of ECC, RSA or DSA encryption.