Definitions for "Secure certificate"
Certification, issued by a third party, proving the site supports encryption to protect information being sent from the shopper's computer to the host's server. Visible evidence is a small padlock icon in the browser's status bar. A secure certificate increases customer confidence in the site.
A chunk of information on a SERVER that is used to establish a secure connection between that server and another server. Secure Certificates contain information about who the certificate belongs to, who it was issued by, a unique serial number or other unique identification, valid dates, and an ENCRYPTED "fingerprint" that can be used to verify the contents of the certificate.
a certificate signed by a trusted third party such as Verisign
a must for a site that with a shopping cart or private secure data
a 'must-have' feature for many Web sites nowadays, and especially for sites handling customer or payment information
an electronic "credit card" that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web