Get free automatic Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption certificate for any site, without the need to pay for or configure an encryption certificate.
Called Universal SSL, the service eliminates the need for organizations to deal with a Certificate Authority or configure their own serverís crypto. Instead, if a website is connected through CloudFlare, its owner can set up a certificate through a Web interface in 5 minutes, and it will be automatically deployed within 24 hoursóproviding the siteís traffic with Transaction Layer Security (TLS) encryption based on an elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA).
CloudFlare's SSL technology isn't universally supported. It relies on Server Name Identification (SNI), an extension to the TLS encryption standard. SNI is supported by 80 percent or so of existing web browsers.