Nowadays, every website needs an SSL certificate. Google saw to that with one of its browser updates last year. In 2019, if you’re still serving your website via HTTP, your users are seeing “Not Secure” next to your URL in their address bar.
Comparing two certificate types that really aren’t even all that similar
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They may share the same indicators, but DV and OV are not the same
If you’ve ever shopped for SSL certificates, you know there are there different SSL validation levels: domain, organization and extended. Extended validation (EV) SSL activates a unique visual indicator, displaying the name of the organization in browsers’ address bars. Its value proposition is clear. But what about the other two, which only display the padlock? (If that.)
Understanding key terminology is key to understanding SSL/TLS
For many people, SSL/TLS certificates are an afterthought. A once-every-year-or-so type of product that doesn’t need a whole of explanation beyond “how is it installed?” That’s why seeing terms like “Sectigo RSA Domain Validation” can be a little bit confusing. You might know what RSA is, maybe you know about Domain Validation. But not well enough to explain it to anyone.
DV Certificates Are A Secure and Affordable Solution To Secure A Single Website
With cyber crime on the rise, today’s users are fairly aware of the risks involved when it comes to the World Wide Web. Ever wondered what will help your organization stand out from the crowd? How can you assure them that you are a legit website and that they can purchase with confidence? Simple. By providing visual proof.
Elliptic Curve Crytography (ECC) is lighter, faster and more secure than RSA
For a while now the RSA public key cryptosystem has been the standard in the SSL/TLS industry. But RSA’s days are numbered. Everyone should be moving towards Elliptic Curve Cryptography for SSL/TLS and most other PKI functions, too.
VeriSign SSL Certificates Rebranded as Symantec
For many years, VeriSign SSL Certificates have been some of the most trusted and authoritative SSL certificates on the market. In fact, they still are. Just under a different name.
In August 2010, VeriSign was acquired by Symantec, which, in turn, merged with DigiCert. Following the acquisition, in April 2012, Symantec upgraded all the VeriSign SSL Certificates. As such, certificates formerly known as VeriSign SSL Certificates became Symantec Secure Site SSL or DigiCert Secure Site SSL Certificates.
What is a UCC SSL Certificate?
UCC SSL Certificates, short for SSL Unified Communication Certificate, is a specific kind of Multi Domain or Subject Alternate Name (SAN) Certificate. They can secure several fully qualified domain names and all their sub-domains with a single certificate, hence it’s called a unified communication certificate.