The SSL certificates from BrandShelter are the key to securing your Internet communications and guaranteeing the authenticity of a website identity through a specific validation process performed by a certification authority.
BrandShelter offers SSL certificates signed by leading certification authorities: Symantec, thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Comodo.
SSL, the abbreviation for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security technology used to set up an encrypted connection between a server and a client that ensures the secure transfer between a domain on a Web server and the site visitor.
The data is encrypted during transmission by an HTTPS protocol. If a secure connection is established between the domain server and the site user, the communication over the mechanism provided by the SSL protocol is secure. The data of the user can not be intercepted by a third party. If the secure connection is interrupted, the SSL protocol is disabled.
If a website does not use a SSL certificate, all sensitive data (passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) are sent in plain text. Thus they are readable and can be intercepted by third parties.
BrandShelter offers several SSL certificates with different security levels. Which certificate best suits your needs depends on the intended usage and the level of sensitivity of the data that will be encrypted.
The decisive factor for the SSL encryption is the interaction between the public and private server key and the certification authority's ID, which also includes the domain name. Therefore, an individual key set must be generated for each virtual Web server; each SSL-protected website must have its own IP address.
Trademark owners who need to operate and manage many websites can circumvent this issue with the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) functionality.
The SAN feature enables SSL-secured communication for servers with multiple domain names and host names; within a single SSL certificate. For SSL certificates that support this feature, additional domain names can be stored in the field "Subject Alternative Name (SAN)", which can be protected with only one certificate.
The authentication and issuing process verifies whether the applicant has administrative rights for the domain specified in the certificate.
The validation includes business identity authentication, domain name verification and the verification of the fact that the organizational contact applying for the certificate on behalf of the company or organization is an employee of that organization.
This is the highest level of authentication available with a SSL certificate (a signed confirmation of the company contact agreement is required). With Extended Validation, visitors to highly secure browsers see a green address bar when they visit the website, a visible sign that the website is highly authenticated and trustworthy, and that the information entered by the customer is secure. In addition to the green bar, the high-security browsers display the authenticated organization's name on the Extended Validation SSL certificate as well as the certification authority (CA) that issued it.