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ALSO CALLED: Public Key Certificates, Digi Cert, Digicert, Certificates, Digital IDs
DEFINITION: A public key certificate is a digitally signed document that serves to validate the sender's authorization and name. The document consists of a specially formatted block of data that contains the name of the certificate holder (which may be either a user or a system name) and the holder's public key, as well as the digital signature of a certification authority for authentication. The certification  … 
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How to tackle cloud, IAM, and digital certificate problems in your organization
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EBOOK: In this in-depth resource, you’ll find extensive amounts of information regarding options for mitigating digital security certificate problems, as well as a breakdown of the challenges posed by IAM in the extended enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

CW Special report on Symantec
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WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

The Pros and Cons of Delivering Web Pages Over an SSL Connection
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EGUIDE: Though Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) offers distinct security advantages, there are drawbacks to this method of webpage delivery, as well. This expert e-guide explores the pros and cons of delivering webpages over an SSL connection. See if this strategy is right for your organization – read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

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

How SSL-Encrypted Web Connections are Intercepted
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, uncover 4 key strategies for defending against illegal TLS/SSL-encrypted Web connection interception. Learn how these cyber-attacks work, the challenges of digital certificates, SSL-interception tools, and more by reading on now.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 17 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

UK steps towards “Digital Britain” with the introduction of the Digital Economy Act 2010
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WHITE PAPER: In this article, we describe how some key Digital Britain proposals have been implemented in the Digital Economy Act 2010.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

ComputerWeekly.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

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
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EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the issues threatening SSL vulnerabilities and offers advice on how to defend against said risks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
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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.

Digital Certificates and the Apache Web Server
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WHITE PAPER: This guide offers support on how to test, purchase, install, and use digital certificates for SSL connections on your Apache web server. View now to learn more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 07 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the dangerous vulnerabilities that can arise from insecure Secure Socket Layer (SSL) usage, and details essential tips and strategies for properly implementing and configuring SSL in order to ensure Web security.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

GeoTrust, Inc.

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

Managed Public Key Infrastructure: Securing Your Business Applications
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WHITE PAPER: The VeriSign® Managed PKI service is an outsourced offering that enables enterprises of any size to rapidly and confidently deploy PKI services. It alleviates the burden of planning, building, and maintaining a PKI, while allowing enterprises to maintain internal control over digital-certificate issuance, suspension, and revocation.
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

VeriSign EMEA

Secure Mobile Computing: Using Two-factor Authentication with VPNs and Disk Encryption
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WHITE PAPER: Although mobile computing offers organizations many competitive advantages, it also entails significant security risks to corporate networks and sensitive corporate data. Read this whitepaper to learn about strong authentication solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | Published: 11 Jun 2008

Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Global Threat Research Report: Russia
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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

Securing WLANs with Two-factor Authentication
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WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the explosion of WLANs and reviews the need to protect information in transit over wireless networks. It also reviews the security protocols available, the limitations of passwords and the importance of two-factor authentic...
Posted: 27 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

RSA

Building Blocks of Transparent Web Security: Server-Gated Cryptography
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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
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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

PKI Certificates - A Source of Confusion?
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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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DIGITAL CERTIFICATES DEFINITION (continued): …  authority attests that the sender's name is the one associated with the public key in the document. A user ID packet, containing the sender's unique identifier, is sent after the certificate packet. There are different types of public key certificates for different functions, such as authorization for a specific action or delegation of authority. Public key certificates are part of a public key infrastructure that deals with digitally signed documents. The other components are public key encryption, trusted third parties (such as the certification authority), and mechanisms for certificate publication … 
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