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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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How to Choose A Certificate Authority For Safer Web Security
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the role of CAs in web security, including what measures a CA can take to promote trust in its certificates and the criteria to consider when choosing the best CA for the job.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Understanding Valdation: Understanding the Art and Science of SSL Certificate Validation
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper acts as a buyer's guide to choosing the right level of SSL certificate validation for your organization.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

GeoTrust, Inc.

Hidden Dangers Lurking in E-Commerce
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an overview of the SSL certificated market, the six golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates and how Symantec addresses each of the golden rules.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the SSL certificate market, the 6 golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec Corporation

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
sponsored by Symantec
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

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
sponsored by Symantec
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

TSL/SSL: Best Practices and Applications
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

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

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: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Thawte in Education
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a number of trends accelerating the urgency of deploying SSL across distributed campuses and how this approach can ensure safety and security in higher educational networks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

High Performance, High Capacity 2048/4096-bit SSL Offload
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the need for secure socket layer (SSL) offloading in order to reduce added pressure on central processing units (CPUs) from 4096-bit keys.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

A10 Networks

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com takes an in-depth look at what Certificate Authorities and digital certificates do for secure web browsing and explores what trusted SSL certificates and forged SSL certificates mean to your business.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

SSL Certificate Management: Avoiding Common Mistakes
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the common mistakes inherent to SSL certificate management and provides advice on how to avoid them. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013

GeoTrust, 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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