The NWR Hygiene Group website just got a major boost in speed and security.

Look at the toolbar in your browser when you visit our site and you will see the green padlock symbol, indicating that our site has been secured by an SSL certificate.

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

SSL Certificates bind together:
A domain name, server name or hostname.
An organisational identity (i.e. company name) and location.

An organisation needs to install the SSL Certificate onto its web server to initiate a secure session with browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure. When a certificate is successfully installed on your server, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPs, where the ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. Depending on the type of certificate you purchase and what browser you are surfing the internet on, a browser will show a padlock or green bar in the browser when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed.

We have also moved our files to a more powerful server to ensure a more satisfying visit.

And pretty soon we will be activating ecommerce on the site to enable visitors to purchase directly from the site.

Watch out for more improvements to the way we communicate and interact with our clients in the coming months.

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