How do web site visitors know if a web site is using SSL?
- When a browser connects to a secure site it retrieves the site’s SSL certificate and checks that it has not expired, that it has been issued by a Certificate Authority the browser trusts and that it is being used by the web site for which it has been issued. If it fails on any one of these checks the browser will display a warning to the end user. If it succeeds, several security indicators are built into modern browsers to indicate that SSL is enabled.
- The beginning of the URL or web address changes from http:// to https://
- A padlock on the browser window changes from open to closed
- The address bar will turn green and display the name of the web site owner when connecting to a web site protected by an Extended Validation SSL certificate. In addition, a trust mark such as the RapidSSL site seal may be added to web pages on a secure site.
What is encryption?
Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. When an encrypted session is established, the encryption level is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.
What is SSL?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption on the Internet and for helping web site users confirm the owner of the web site. SSL is most commonly used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. However, it is increasingly used for server to server communications and for web-based applications.
How long before my order is processed & shipped?
Orders received by 2:00 PM (EST) will ship the same day. Orders received on holidays and weekends will be shipped the next buisness day.
What are the available shipping methods?
We ship via UPS and FedEx
How can I track my shippment?
A tracking number will be emailed to the email address given with your order after the order has been processed and shipped.
How long will it take for my order to reach me?
Your order will arrive with 2-3 working days.
How long will it take for my to be processed?
We process most orders within 24 hours.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept American Express, VISA, MC, Discover & Paypal only at this time.
Are your items guaranteed?
All of our merchandise is guaranteed against manufacturers defects. If you receive merchandise that is not salable because of manufacturers defects, please inform us within five (5) days after the receipt of the merchandise, and we will issue an “Authorized Return Label” Merchandise will not be accepted without authorized return label.