Do you have a Symantec SSL? Read on for an important security update.
According to an announcement from the Google Chrome team, the Chrome browser will no longer display the green bar extended validation status for Symantec SSLs, effective immediately. Furthermore, sites with certificates issued by Symantec will appear in the Chrome browser as “untrusted.”
Why is This Important?
When your website has an EV SSL certificate, it encrypts customer data over the HTTPS protocol to prevent interception by a third-party. The green bar further ensures that your sensitive data is transmitted by a trustworthy domain by reassuring your customers they’re on your official company website.
What does this mean for you?
If your website currently runs a Symantec SSL to encrypt your customer transaction data, that data will remain secure.
However, the green bar is an important part of EV SSL assurance. As we’ve previously discussed on our blog, 84% of customers will abandon a transaction if they feel the connection is not secure.
So without the green bar on your site, you could be losing a lot of business.
Update your SSL Certificates Now
The good news is that Namecheap offers Comodo green bar EV SSLs for the lowest price on the web. Comodo Certificates are recognized as secure across all browsers.
So don’t keep your web security in jeopardy. Update your EV SSLs now at Namecheap for just $88.88. And if you need help transferring your SSLs to Comodo, our top-notch SSL support team will be glad to help you out.