IntelliData SSL certificate management ensures that data is stored in an encrypted state in the cloud, using secure cryptographic algorithms. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard risk management means for ensuring the safe transmission of sensitive information over a broadband connection. When this encryption is active a browser will show a padlock image before the https protocol in the status location bar. This is achieved through the use of strong cipher suites (the combination of authentication, encryption, and message authentication code algorithms), necessary to protect against security vulnerabilities and threats. The costs of maintaining a complex secure infrastructure for your sensitive information can be significant. SSL encryption requires an SSL certificate to be installed on your server. More server resources are required to maintain performance of encrypted data.