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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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Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how trusted and forged SSL certificates work, as well as the dangers that arise from compromised Certification Authorities (CAs). Discover what you need to know about the state of the digital marketplace today – read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

The Hidden Costs of Self-Signed SSL Certificates
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WHITE PAPER: Many IT professionals believe that self-signed SSL certificates can help lower security costs. Unfortunately, aside from the certificate itself, there are a number of other costs. This paper uncovers the true total cost of ownership for self-signed SSL certificates and why they are costlier and riskier than working with a trusted security vendor.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence
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WHITE PAPER: This paper uncovers tips for choosing a cloud hosting provider and explores where and when to use cloud solutions, specific issues enterprises should raise with hosting providers before selecting a vendor, and ways in which SSL from a trusted certificate authority can help enterprises conduct business in the cloud with confidence.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Simplify SSL Certificate Management Across the Enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: Managing SSL Certificates has become a complex task especially for organizations with multiple locations, divisions and increasing Web-based services. In this resource, uncover a five (5) step guide to help you take control on SSL Certificates across the enterprise and key recommendations.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Securing your Online Data Transfer with SSL
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to SSL security highlighting how it operates. Also included, is a discussion of the various applications of SSL certificates as well as their appropriate deployment. Additionally, uncover details regarding how to test SSL certificates on your web server.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Securing your Microsoft Internet InformationServices (MS IIS) Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate
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WHITE PAPER: This resource is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Computer Weekly - 14 February 2012: Does government IT deliver value for money?
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EZINE: This week’s Computer Weekly, investigates the costs of government IT, asking whether taxpayers are getting value for money from the 8,000 IT staff employed by Whitehall. We also examine how IT leaders are preparing for the growth of bring-your-own-device policies and the mobile security implications.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

How to choose a Certificate Authority
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the role of Certificate Authorities (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: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

VeriSign EMEA

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with VeriSign Authentication Services
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WHITE PAPER: This guide from VeriSign Authentication Services will help take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs).
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Protecting User from Firesheep and Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
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WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the problems of unsecured Wi-Fi including recent security concerns such as the Firesheep and sidejacking, and how to protect against these attacks. Learn how public websites can provide security with TLS/SSL by not only harden against many attacks, but also assure users of that security.  
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Securing your Private Keys as Best Practice for Code Signing Certificates
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines recent security breaches such as Stuxnet, and offers best practice measures, especially for the Windows platform, that can help to safeguard private keys so that your company doesn't become tools of malicious hackers.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Choosing a Cloud Provider with Confidence
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will find out how your business can protect sensitive business information in the cloud. You will also learn what you must look for in the security of a cloud vendor and how to find the right vendor for your business.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

GlobalSign Security Services for Hosting Companies - Understanding the true opportunity for Hosting Companies & ISPs to resell Online Security Services
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains GlobalSign’s Internet security technology, its uses and necessity (and therefore the sales opportunity), advises on how to fit the services into existing hosting portfolios, and details how provisioning SSL can now be automated to degrees previously considered impossible.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

GlobalSign

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores new developments in website security that online businesses should be implementing to build confidence in their sites, protect valuable brands and safeguard customers’ sensitive information, not to mention improving their bottom line.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners: Powerful Lessons in eDiscovery Success
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WHITE PAPER: The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners article provides legal professionals with insight on how they and other members of the eDiscovery team can achieve a repeatable, defensible in-house eDiscovery process. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Guidance Software, Inc.

Global Threat Research Report: Russia
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This report takes an in-depth look at the security threat the Russian Business Network (RBN) is to North American-based enterprise businesses. Learn more about their current infrastructure, its corruption, and the impact the RBN has on business today.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

VeriSign, Inc

Building Blocks of Transparent Web Security: Server-Gated Cryptography
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read a research paper from the Yankee Group and learn about the importance of Server Gated Cryptography (SGC)-enabled SSL Certificates for online businesses.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

VeriSign, Inc

Understanding Digital Certificates & Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): A Fundamental Requirement for Internet Transactions
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Moving your business online provides the convenience and accessibility your customers and partners demand. Learn how to use SSL digital certificates to gain customer trust and potentially increase revenue by adding more online services.
Posted: 03 May 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Entrust, Inc.

How to Offer the Strongest SSL Encryption for your Company
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Many IT professionals have little understanding of an extremely important protocol within SSL. This technical white paper provides a quick overview on how Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) affects the encryption levels of a Website to its visitors.
Posted: 01 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

VeriSign, Inc

Consumer Trust Test: Does Your E-business Pass the Test?
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: Give potential customers the confidence that you can collect their sensitive personal information securely online, and you'll have a customer for life.
Posted: 01 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

VeriSign, Inc

PKI Certificates - A Source of Confusion?
sponsored by ArticSoft
WHITE PAPER: If you look inside MS Outlook at the security tab or you visit any of your favorite PKI or CA vendors, you will be educated in the need to understand the certificate.
Posted: 04 Apr 2002 | Published: 19 Feb 2002

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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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