SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information. While HTTPS encrypts the information on your website, SSL is used to encrypt any information that is sent from your website across the Internet. This ensures that only the intended recipient can access it. The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer, and without encryption, any computer between your site and the destination server can see sensitive information. In addition to encryption, SSL certificates also provide authentication. This means you can be sure that you are sending information to the right server and not to an imposter trying to steal information.