Managed SSL refers to the process of handling and overseeing the implementation and maintenance of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. SSL certificates are essential for establishing secure and encrypted connections between a website and its users. They help ensure that sensitive information transmitted over the internet, such as passwords, credit card details, and personal data, is protected from unauthorized access and interceptions. In a managed SSL service, professionals or specialized teams are responsible for obtaining, configuring, and renewing SSL certificates for a website. This includes identifying the appropriate type of certificate based on the website’s security needs and managing the validation process to confirm the identity of the website owner.