Google dancers have been in a tizzy recently after the company announced that secure websites will be ranked higher in listings, a move that has made a million SEO salespeople instant experts in SSL (and improved the general security of the web.) CloudFlare, a hosting company that launched at Disrupt, has one-upped them all, however, by offering free and easy encryption to all of their customers.
According to company estimates, only 2 million websites are SSL encrypted. As of today, however, the company encrypted two million more, essentially “doubling the size of the encrypted web.”
“We didn’t just enable basic SSL for free, we enabled cutting-edge cryptography and made it free and easy for anyone,” said Nick Sullivan, Security Engineering Lead at CloudFlare in a release. “The cryptographic systems we’re rolling out as part of Universal SSL are a generation ahead of what is used by even the…
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