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July 8, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:42pm

What is SSL?

The industry standard which encrypts web traffic.

By Vinod

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an industry standard technology which establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a client.

SSL allows data passed between the server and the browser to remain private. This means that sensitive information such as credit card numbers and passwords can be sent to the server without fear of interception.

Website owners can purchase an SSL certificate from a range of providers. The certificate usually contains a domain name, company name, address, city and country.

Sometimes processes are outsourced to other countries, which is referred to as offshore outsourcing.

IT is a key part of outsourcing, with many companies outsourcing directly to IT providers.

Benefits of outsourcing include not having to hire staff with specific expertise to carry out fairly limited functions. This saves on recruitment and training costs.

It also reduces capital expenditure, meaning that the sunk costs required by a company are reduced.

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