Window cleaning companies with websites should use SSL Certificates, which serve two functions. They authenticate the identity of the website ensuring that visitors aren’t on a fake site. And they encrypt data being transmitted so it’s secure and not easily stolen.
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details; they’re the global standard security technology that enables people to type private information online and not worry that someone else other than the intended recipient will see or get it.
A window cleaning company collecting information online should definitely use SSL Certificates to decrease the risk of sensitive information being stolen or tampered with by hackers and identity thieves.
If you’re ever wondering if a website uses SSL Certificates, the best visual cue is that the site uses a https URL prefix instead of http. You might also notice a padlock to the left of the URL, a trust seal on the website, and/or a green address bar.