Nowadays, it has become the place where much of complex modern business and normal life happens. With ubiquity comes new risk. By its very nature, an “internet for everyone” includes a haven for bad actors that are determined to take advantage of those of us using it to conduct business and go about our everyday lives. Privileged data must be protected, especially when it is in transit.
Encryption offers the most practical way to do that. Data encoded with industry-standard SSL/TLS encryption protocols cannot practically (read: affordably) be decoded by a bad actor who intercepts it. Encryption also helps establish trust and preserve anonymity.
It’s this combination of capabilities that makes SSL/TLS encryption ideal for protecting communication over the internet, from simple web-browsing to e-commerce purchasing.