GeoTrust SSL Certificates
GeoTrust® is the world’s second largest digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the Internet. Our range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively.
- Issued in minutes, easy set up and install! Ideal for just getting started.
- A low-priced, value-branded SSL certificate delivered to you within 10 minutes.
- A low-priced SSL Certificate issued in minutes with an extended warranty and a dynamic True Site Seal.
- Trusted protection and assurance to your customers that your site is trustworthy and secure.
True BusinessID with EV
- Only Extended Validation SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers.
True BusinessID Wildcard
- Affordable and flexible SSL security for unlimited sites on a single server.
- Authentication – proving a company’s (or server’s) identity online and in so doing create a sense of trust and confidence in using a Web site.
- Encryption – offering protection for the data submitted to a Web site (or between servers) so that in the event of interception, it will be unintelligible without the unique key used for decryption.
Solving these security problems allows online business to protect against the following scenarios:
- Spoofing – The low cost of Web site design and ease with which existing pages can be copied makes it all too easy to create illegitimate sites that appear to be published by established organizations. In fact, con artists have illegally obtained credit card numbers by setting up professional-looking storefronts that mimic legitimate businesses.
- Unauthorized Disclosure – when information is transmitted “in the clear”, making it possible for hackers to intercept the transmissions and obtain sensitive information from customers.
- Data alteration – the content of a transaction can be intercepted and altered en route, either maliciously or accidentally. User names, credit card, and social security numbers as well as currency amounts; indeed any information sent “in the clear” is all vulnerable to alteration. So what are the practical applications of SSL certificates?
Firstly, looking at categories of data, the most common deployment is for securing transmission of financial information in e-commerce. However, with incidence of identity theft on the rise, protecting the transmission of a broad range of personally-identifiable information is becoming ever more important. This category of data would include identity and social security numbers, e-mail addresses and demographic information as well as account registration and login information.
In terms of applications and protocols, SSL Certificates can be used to secure the following: • Web Servers
- Mail Servers
- FTP Sites
- Internet Chat
In order to make an SSL connection, the SSL protocol requires that a server should have a digital certificate installed. A digital certificate is an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers. Digital certificates serve as a kind of digital passport or credential which authenticate the server prior to the SSL session being established.
Typically, digital certificates are signed by an independent and trusted third party to ensure their validity. The “signer” of a certificate is known as a Certification Authority (CA), such as VeriSign, thawte and GeoTrust.