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ALSO CALLED: CA, Certificate Authority, Certificates, Certification Authorities
DEFINITION: (CA also stands for conditional access, a term used in DTV.)A certificate authority (CA) is an authority in a network that issues and manages security credentials and public keys for message encryption. As part of a public key infrastructure (PKI), a CA checks with a registration authority (RA) to verify information provided by the requestor of a digital certificate. If the RA verifies the requestor's  … 
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The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a detailed breakdown of the real total cost of ownership of a self-sign SSL certificate.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates
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WHITE PAPER: The key to web security is SSL, and this white paper can help you understand exactly what SSL is and how it works.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec

New Encryption Algorithm Put to the Test
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the results of several research tests performed on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), a new and promising SSL/TSL encryption algorithm.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec

Website Security for Dummies
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WHITE PAPER: In this free e-book, find clear, straightforward guidelines for ensuring airtight website security.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
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WHITE PAPER: Making the right CA choice can ensure your online security. In this white paper, discover what a secure CA looks like.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide walks you through the importance of trusted certificates and the roles that Certificate Authorities (CAs) play. View now to explore the web security threat landscape and to learn the fine print about SSL and certificates.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

GeoTrust, Inc.

Tackling SSL Vulnerabilities for Secure Online Transactions
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide and discover how to tackle these vulnerabilities within your organization; making sure that your customer's online transactions will be secure.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

How to Choose A Certificate Authority for Safer Web Security
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper sheds light on the seven measures a trustworthy CA needs to takeĀ and how to choose a reliable CA.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

TSL/SSL: Best Practices and Applications
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how TLS works and the 14 best practices for its use. View now to learn why a trusted Certificate Authority is needed and more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Wildcard and SAN: Understanding Multi-Use SSL Certificates
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WHITE PAPER: Find out about how Multi-Use SSL Certificates such as Wildcard and SAN certificates can provide greater flexibility to simplify certificate management and reduce costs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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EGUIDE: Errors are bound to occur when SSL certificate management is handled manually. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes by reading this expert e-guide by penetration tester at First Base Technologies, Rob Shapland.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
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EGUIDE: Expert Nick Lewis, CISSP, information security architect as Saint Louis University, covers in this e-guide how to implement and configure SSL's to ward off vulnerabilities within your organization.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Your Guide for Migrating from 1024-bit to Stronger SSL Certificate Key Lengths
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WHITE PAPER: As a proactive measure, the NIST has recommended that organizations eliminate 1024-bit RSA certificates in favor of stronger keys. Learn about the upcoming change in key lengths and find tips for managing your transition to using stronger certificates.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Managing SSL Certificates with Ease
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WHITE PAPER: Learn some of the most common pitfalls associated with SSL certificate management and how SSL certificate management tools can help keep information confidential and secure.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Tackling SSL Vulnerabilities for Secure Online Transactions
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EGUIDE: As internet commerce continues to grow in leaps and bounds, so too does the type and sophistication of cyber-attacks. This expert E-Guide takes a detailed look at recent security breaches and examines the steps that businesses must take to protect themselves and their customers.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Web security relies on valid, trusted SSL certificates. Michael Cobb, founder and managing director of Cobweb Applications Ltd., explains in this expert e-guide how forged SSL certificates undermine the security model. Once trust is lost, business is lost. Read this e-guide to discover why maintaining this trust is important.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Creating an E-Commerce Website: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, you'll learn about what goes into creating your own do-it-yourself e-commerce web site, from picking the right tools and services you'll need to create your web pages, to selecting the best hosting provider and payment solution to fit your business, to figuring out the best security for your site.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

Introduction to Web Analytics for E-Commerce: How to Track Activity to Optimize Your Website
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the basics of web analytics and why they're important, what metrics you should track, and how you can use this information to optimize your site and encourage customers to visit often and buy more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

SearchSecurity.com University: Why SSL Certificate Security Matters
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this Security School lesson, you'll learn about specific methods used to exploit SSL and how to defend against them.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 24 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

SSL Certificate Management: Avoiding Common Mistakes
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the most common mistakes in implementing and managing SSL certificates, and how to avoid them.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report, Part Two
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This website security threat report focuses on the threats that impact your website and online business. Access this resource to understand the threat landscape and understand how you can protect your company and your infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Improving Enterprise Email Security: Systems and Tips
sponsored by Agari
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details systems that can help improve your email security and tips on how to keep it secure.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 04 Oct 2013

Agari

Why Switch to Thawte?
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides three key reasons why you should switch to a leading online security provider trusted by millions around the world.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

Securing Your Private Keys as Best Practice for Code Signing Certificates
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes recent security breaches and why they may have happened. It discusses best practices, especially for the Windows platform, which can help to safeguard the private keys associated with code signing certificates.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.
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CERTIFICATE AUTHORITIES DEFINITION (continued): … (CA also stands for conditional access, a term used in DTV.)A certificate authority (CA) is an authority in a network that issues and manages security credentials and public keys for message encryption. As part of a public key infrastructure (PKI), a CA checks with a registration authority (RA) to verify information provided by the requestor of a digital certificate. If the RA verifies the requestor's information, the CA can then issue a certificate.Depending on the public key infrastructure implementation, the certificate includes the owner's public key, the expiration date of the certificate, the owner's name, and other information about the public key owner.
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