What Are The Requirements for SSL.com OV Certificates?

  Organization Validation (OV) and Individual Validation (IV) certificates – also known as High Assurance certificates – require validation of an organization’s or individual’s identity and address before issuance. For website owners, an SSL.com High Assurance certificate gives visitors to your site an extra level of confidence in your web » Continue Reading.

What is SSL?

  SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and its successor, TLS (Transport Layer Security), are protocols for establishing authenticated and encrypted links between networked computers. Although the SSL protocol was deprecated with the release of TLS 1.0 in 1999, it is still common to refer to these » Continue Reading.

Sending Secure Email with S/MIME

S/MIME certificates from SSL.com are a great way for you and/or your business to send and receive authenticated and encrypted email, with trust baked-in at the operating-system level. This article gives a brief overview of what S/MIME is and how it works, and describes the various email » Continue Reading.

SSL.com Manager 2.2 is Here!

We’re proud to announce the release of version 2.2 of SSL.com Manager. This is the latest version of our powerful, free SSL.com Manager utility, with a variety of tools designed to make management of SSL certificates easy. Users can request, validate, install and inspect their » Continue Reading.

Browsers and Certificate Validation

SUMMARY: 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 » Continue Reading.

Install SSL Certificate on NGINX

  Installing an SSL Certificate on the modern (> 0.7.14) nginx platform is quite easy. Locate the server block for your website. Add a listen directive for your secure port and add the ssl Add the ssl_certificate directive; the parameter is the full path to » Continue Reading.

The Juniper Backdoor: a Summary

AN OUT-OF-CYCLE SECURITY ADVISORY On December 17, 2015, Juniper Networks released an “out-of-cycle security advisory” notifying users of their ScreenOS software that two serious issues needed immediate patching. ScreenOS is used in Juniper’s Netscreen enterprise firewalls, which are touted as having comprehensive and integrated security » Continue Reading.