PUNE Nande Campus

S. No. 44/1, 44 1/ 2, Nande Village
Pashan Sus Road, Taluka Mulshi
Pune 412 115
Dolamani Sahu: 07757029572
  020 66754651/64
  020 66754678

PUNE Mulshi Campus

Mulshi Group of Institute
Gat No. 237-243
Near Malhar Machi Resort
Sambhave Tal Mulshi
Pune 412108


A constituent of People's Empowerment Group Foundation
Premises No. 330/2, Pujali Trunk Road,
Ward No. 9, Mouza – Rajibpur, JL No. 43, 
Police Station – Budge Budge, 
Kolkata 700138, West Bengal
Landline: +91 33 24820019
Biswanath Thakur: 09230562572
Baishakhi Chatterjee: 09230562601


Plot No. 241
Sompura Industrial Area
Niduvanda Village
Sompura Hobli, Nelamangala Taluk
Bangalore 562132
080-29717901/ 080-27700169 / 27700170

Bangalore City Office

301, Anand Chambers,
# 27 Elephant Rock Road,
In front of Central library,
3rd Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore - 560 011
Dolamani Sahu: 07757029572
Landline no : 080 41612929

Lucknow City Office

B-1/96, Near Jaipuriya College,
Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar,
Lucknow – 226010
Shimul Banerjee: 09519218833
Avijit Banerjee: 09830991821

Gurgaon City Office

Rectangle No. 41,
Maidawas Sector – 64
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122101
Vijay Kumar: 09899115369
Avijit Banerjee: 09830991821

SSL Certificates and Online Purchase

SSL Certificates and Online Purchase


Recently, there is a huge surge in online purchase and as a consequence, a handful of retail websites have flourished like never before. Global giants such as Walmart.com, Amazon.in, Ebay.in as well as local sites such as Flipkart.com/Myntra.com, SnapDeal.com, Homeshop18.com, Tradus.in etc. are doing brisk business as more and more Indian consumers find online shopping more convenient , profitable and less time consuming. In order to keep pace with today’s fast lifestyle, online shopping provides a comfortable and hassle-free alternative to tedious and tiresome in-store shopping. All the shopping websites offer special discounts and deals to lure customers to their websites and well informed shoppers save considerably by these discount offers.

However as all good things have some dark sides, online shopping also has a disadvantage, namely the security risk. The online purchase is accompanied by online payment where users have to enter credit/debit card numbers and passwords. This private information once entered by the user in the shopping website can be picked up by fraudsters who can use it for making illegal financial transactions resulting to financial and other losses to the customer. On the other hand, the customer can become victim of phishing (or spoofing) attacks whereby cyber criminals can divert the users towards a fake website and collect credit/debit card and other personal information from the user for illegal & unsolicited use.

SSL (Secure Socket layer) certificates protect the users from such security attacks and offer safe and secured means of performing online transactions. Secure Socket Layer is a communication technology by which data is transferred through internet in encrypted form so that nobody can read or tamper the data in order to misuse it for their personal benefit. SSL certificates are digital certificates issued by a govt. registered Certification Authority (CA) to a shopping website. The SSL certificate shows authenticated information such as name, address, date of issue of the certificate, date of expiry and encryption keys (public) of the shopping website. This identity information is verified by CA beforehand following a stringent verification procedure in order to make the certification process trustworthy. An SSL certificate employs encryption of any sensitive information (such as credit/debit card number etc.) entered by the user in the shopping website during online transactions. Thus SSL makes user data tamper-proof during transit through internet and protects the customer from any financial or other loss.

At the time of making online purchase the user would want to check if the shopping website is authenticated by a CA and contains an SSL certificate or not. If the website shows that it contains an SSL certificate provided by a renowned CA (such as Verisign), the customer feels safe for making online purchase using that shopping website. Thus SSL certificates make any shopping website trustworthy for making safe and secure financial transactions at the time of making online purchase.