SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is an emerging
standard developed by Netscape Communications to transfer
information securely across the Internet. SSL will enable
your customer's browser to connect to your web site and
transparently negotiate a secure communication channel.
Once this connection has been made, information, like
credit card numbers, can be exchange with no chance of a
third party intercepting the data.
There are some important issues regarding the use of
secure processing that everyone needs to be aware of.
Every web site name (i.e. www.YOUR DOMAIN.com) that
wishes to use SSL will need to have an authentication
certificate "signed" by Verisign.
If you do not wish to get your own certificate, you
can use MJourney's. However, this means that you will
have to use our server's name.
You can find more information
about the certificate registration process at:
Verisign will verify the true identity of you and your
company before issuing a certificate. Based on our
experience, we will be able to provide additional
assistance with this process if necessary.
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. Credit card processing software will start
to appear soon and you can find more information about
the new credit card processing standard called