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SNI: Virtual Hosting for HTTPS

This article is a discussion of the various technologies that you can use to host multiple HTTPS websites on the same web server, otherwise known as virtual hosting. Read on for a brief history of virtual hosting, the issues regarding HTTPS, and the solutions implemented by the industry.
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Subordinate CAs and Why You Might Need One

Hosted subordinate CAs (also known as issuing CAs) offer you incredible control over the issuance of publicly trusted end-entity certificates, at a fraction of the potential cost of establishing your own root CA and/or private PKI infrastructure.
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Page Load Optimization: OCSP Stapling

This article is a discussion on the benefits of OCSP stapling and some hidden performance hindrances that you can avoid simply by updating your server’s configuration. Read on for more details on how to speed up your website and improve your site’s user experience and conversion rates.
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Browsers and Certificate Validation

Browsers are increasing in complexity every year. Even though most people use a browser every day, few know how browsers really work under the hood. This includes really important stuff, such as how browsers know an HTTPS server can be trusted. Read on for a step-by-step guide to browsers and certificate validation.
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Private vs Public PKI: Building an Effective Plan

Organizations trying to come up with a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) plan are often confronted with the choice between public and private PKI. In an attempt to help with this decision, this article will talk about the pros and cons of both PKI solutions, and how each case can be used effectively.
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Guide to TLS standards compliance

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is the primary means of protecting network communications over the Internet.This article is a brief guide to help you configure a secure server to meet expected TLS standards in 2018.
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Deprecating early TLS for a safer Internet

Major commercial and governmental standards organizations are now requiring use of newer, more secure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect your information. We explain why this is a good move and what it means to you.
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An Introduction to Certification Authority Authorization (CAA)

Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) is a standard designed to help protect websites by preventing the issuance of rogue or unauthorized SSL/TLS digital certificates.

Created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and described in RFC 6844, CAA lets the owner of a domain name authorize designated and specific Certification Authorities (CAs) to issue SSL certificates for their domain name.

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Pros And Cons Of SSL / HTTPS / TLS

When it comes to the pros and cons of implementing SSL on your web server, there are real disadvantages as well as those that are merely myths. We’re going to break it down and give you the information you need to know to make an informed decision.

Taking security seriously is more important than ever when it comes to doing business online – even if you’re a publisher and not selling any physical goods or services. We got the idea for this post after seeing one over at the Nexcess blog. This is our own take on the SSL debate.

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When Not To Use a DV SSL Certificate for E-Commerce

Saving money is important for business owners and entrepreneurs, but you really have to be careful about how you go about pinching pennies. An SSL certificate that uses Domain Validation may be cheap to get, but it might not be the best way to protect sensitive data moving to your web server. This is especially true if you’re running or planning on running an ecommerce website.
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