SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and provides security and data integrity for communications over the Internet. Data sent over an SSL connection is protected by encryption. SSL is a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with transmitted data. With SSL on your site, you make companies and consumers enthusiastic to submit their confidential data via a website. The input into ecommerce websites is done on the basis of a credit card or other payment information. Or other personal information shared to sign in to regular online services.