Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

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So, Why SSL is So Important ?


The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can access it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server.

In practice, how is SSL used in today’s modern e-commerce enabled / online workflow and service society?

  • To secure online credit card transactions.
  • To secure system logins and any sensitive information exchanged online.
  • To secure webmail and applications like Outlook Web Access, Exchange and Office Communications Server.
  • To secure workflow and virtualization applications like Citrix Delivery Platforms or cloud-based computing platforms.
  • To secure the connection between an email client such as Microsoft Outlook and an email server such as Microsoft Exchange.
  • To secure the transfer of files over https and FTP(s) services such as website owners updating new pages to their websites or transferring large files.
  • To secure hosting control panel logins and activity like Parallels, cPanel, and others.
  • To secure intranet based traffic such as internal networks, file sharing, extranets, and database connections.
  • To secure network logins and other network traffic with SSL VPNs such as VPN Access Servers or applications like the Citrix Access Gateway.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the most widely deployed security protocol used today. It is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network. In today’s Internet focused world, the SSL protocol is typically used when a web browser needs to securely connect to a web server over the inherently insecure Internet. what-is-ssl-video-med.jpg Technically, SSL is a transparent protocol which requires little interaction from the end user when establishing a secure session. In the case of a browser for instance, users are alerted to the presence of SSL when the browser displays a padlock, or, in the case of Extended Validation SSL, when the address bar displays both a padlock and a green bar. This is the key to the success of SSL – it is an incredibly simple experience for end users.

Type Of SSL
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DV SSL

Most bloggers and small websites use it. It provides safe of medium level.

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OV SSL

It is used to verify and protect the online business. It tells costumer that they are visiting a secure and verified website. This SSL are mostly used in E-commerce

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EV SSL

This SSL is built for your business, as well as the name of your businesss as well as the green address bar. This is a highly recognized and encrypted SSL certificate.

Domain Validated Certificate

Domain Validated certificates are certificates that are checked against domain registry. There is no identifying organizational information for these certificates and thus should never be used for commercial purposes. It is the cheapest type of certificate to get, but this is a high risk certificate use on a public website. It is comparable to the “hooded man” or the zero star rating sellers. Visitors to a website with DV certificates cannot validate, via the certificate, if the business on the site is legitimate and thus often DO NOT trust this type of certificate. It is recommended using these types of certificates where security is not a concern, such as protected internal systems.

Organization Validated Certificate

Organizational certificates are Trusted. Organizations are strictly authenticated by real agents against business registry databases hosted by governments. Documents may exchange and personnel may be contacted during validation to prove the right of use. OV certificates therefore contain legitimate business information. This is the standard type of certificate required on a commercial or public facing website. OV certificates conform to the X.509 RFC standards and thus contain all the necessary information to validate the organization.

Extended Validation Certificate

EV" stands for Extended Validation. Extended Validation SSL Certificates are a new type of SSL Certificate which is intended to give users more confidence in who you are (the legal entity who has applied for the ssl certificate) and that you control/own your web site. Specifically, an Extended Validation SSL Certificate assures your users that they are really viewing your web site, and not an impostor site that looks exactly like yours. "EV" stands for Extended Validation. Extended Validation SSL Certificates are a new type of SSL Certificate which is intended to give users more confidence in who you are (the legal entity who has applied for the ssl certificate) and that you control/own your web site.

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