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By Entrust Datacard

July 14, 2015

As the transmission of information increases and businesses pursue more mobile-centered options, these developments create risks in addition to possibilities. But the vulnerabilities of an increasingly digital world can be mitigated via the implementation of centralized digital certificate management. As SSLShopper has pointed out, SSL certificates play a huge role in keeping data secure as it is in transit. The principle behind an SSL certificate is it that secures information so that the data being sent is only accessible to the specific recipient. This protects against the risks that could befall insecure data, such as information tampering and spying. In a typical enterprise workflow, privileged data is transmitted frequently. Without SSL, that information immediate becomes vulnerable. Here are three top reasons why SSL certificates are still vital for businesses:
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By Bruce Morton

October 12, 2015

EV Code Signing certificates are based on the Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates guidelines developed by the CA/Browser Forum. The guidelines combined the EV standard for validation with specific code signing components such as protecting private keys with hardware and providing time-stamp services. The demand for EV Code Signing certificates is growing thanks to the recent release of Windows 10. By October 29th, 2015 (90 days after release) all drivers provided to Microsoft must be submitted with a signature from an EV Code Signing certificate. Microsoft will trust the submission as the EV Code Signing certificate will prove that the publisher’s identity has been determined and the certificate issuance authorized. EV Code Signing certificates are similar to standard Code Signing certificates, but have some distinct advantages:
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By Bruce Morton

April 15, 2015

As of April 1st, 2015, the lifetime of SSL certificates has now been reduced to 39 months, in accordance with the CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements. Moving forward, consider using shorter life certificates. Even though the maximum validity period is now 39 months, you can drop this validity period to one or two years. Consider the validity period as the backstop to protecting your private key, your website, and your user’s data. But remember one important item, when you renew your certificate, please create a new private key. 
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By Entrust Datacard

August 24, 2015

For many, SSL certificates are synonymous with data encryption for the Internet. The technology — which secure Web sessions for users through the secure sockets layer protocol — is widely deployed by organizations that offer e-commerce and other services. After all, when it comes to e-commerce in particular, the arena is highly vulnerable. These days, there are many examples of such platforms that have been compromised, putting customers at risk. This blog covers some examples and recommendations.
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By Bruce Morton

August 05, 2015

I had the opportunity to review a verification issue last week, and it had me thinking of the value of EV certificates. First for every SSL/TLS certificate request, our verification teams goes through a validation process to authenticate the identity, ownership or control of the domain name, and authorization to issue the certificate. This process is increased substantially for Extended Validation (EV) certificates.
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By Diana Gruhn

June 26, 2018

Apple will join leading browser Google Chrome in enforcing a Certificate Transparency policy for all public SSL/TLS certificates issued after October 15, 2018. Websites that have certificates that are out of compliance risk their users encountering trust errors.
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By Bruce Morton

February 21, 2013

Over the years, publicly-trusted CAs have issued SSL certificates with domain names of different types. The most common is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). This is a certificate that has been issued with a name registered with an entity that manages a top-level domain (TLD), for example server1.domain.com. The differentiating characteristic about an FQDN is that it is unique. There is one controller of domain.com and that controller determines who can have any name under that root, such as server1.domain.com
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By Bruce Morton

June 03, 2016

 If you are using any Entrust Datacard certificate you do not need to do anything different by June 1, 2016. Entrust Datacard will continue to CT log all EV SSL/TLS certificates. For non-EV SSL/TLS certificates, Entrust Datacard does not have a requirement to log these certificates. 
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By Stephen Demone

May 02, 2016

When it comes to securing a website with maximum visibility, there’s nothing like an Extended Validation (EV) certificate. In the digital world, EV certificates are like the stickers on your home or business that inform would-be intruders that the premises is protected by a security system. 
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By Entrust Datacard

September 09, 2013

It’s not a Peyton Manning TV spot, but it’s certainly more important to the security of your identities. In Entrust’s recent infographic, “Mobile Security: Perception vs. Reality,” a third-party study found that 38 percent of enterprises have or plan to implement mobile device certificates in 2013.
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