• An encryption certificate is also called a digital certificate or an SSL certificate.
  • This is used to prove the identity of a site.
  • This is also used to encrypt (secure) a connection so that the data stays secret.  Think of internet banking.
  • Mostly used for e-commerce (Think of eBay or other online shops).
  • Certificates are issued by trusted certification authorities (CA) such as Thawte, Versign on similar.