Transition from the VeriSign Seal to the Norton Secured Seal

Same Check. New Name. More Benefits Transition from the VeriSign® Seal to the Norton Secured Seal: In April 2012, the VeriSign Trust Seal will change to the Norton Secured Seal, and will now fall under the newly created group, Symantec Website Security Solutions. Although things may appear different, the high standard of online security, trust and support will remain. Provide the industry-leading encryption that secures more than 1 million Web servers worldwide Use the same rigorous and proven authentication processes established by VeriSign to verify businesses and Websites Sell a legacy of trust with the future of Website Security innovation A Simple and Seamless Transition The VeriSign Seal on your customers’ Websites will automatically change to the new Norton Secured […]

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Vulnerability Assessment and Malware Scanning

Vulnerability Assessment and Malware Scanning, what exactly are they? What is a Web site vulnerability? A vulnerability is a potential entry point through which a Web site’s functionality or data can be damaged, downloaded, or manipulated. A typical Web site (even the simplest blog) may have thousands of potential vulnerabilities. Vulnerability assessment is free with the purchase of every Symantec brand Extended Validation or Pro SSL Certificate.  Vulnerability assessment helps you quickly identify and take action against the most exploitable weaknesses on your Website. Vulnerability assessment includes: An automatic weekly scan for vulnerabilities on public-facing Web pages, Web-based applications, server software and network ports. An actionable report that identifies both critical vulnerabilities that should be investigated immediately and informational items […]

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Trust Seal and Seal-in-Search

Trust Seal and Seal-in-Search, why are they important? Norton Trust Seal – The Norton Trust Seal is a dynamic, animated graphic that displays on Web pages secured by Symantec SSL Certificates and Web sites authenticated by Symantec. When users click the Norton seal, a verification page opens that contains information about your organization, the status of your malware scan, and SSL Certificate details. The Norton Trust Seal is an indispensable tool in your effort to improve your customers’ perception of safety and trust when they do business online. Displaying the seal on your Web site can help reassure visitors. In recent tests, 65% of consumers agree that a Web site displaying the Norton™ Secured Seal is “safe to browse and won’t […]

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What are self-signed certificates and disadvantages.

A self-signed SSL Certificate is an identity certificate that is signed by the same entity whose identity it certifies. This term has nothing to do with the identity of the person or organization that actually performed the signing procedure. In technical terms a self-signed certificate is one signed with its own private key. 1. These certificates are not trusted by other applications/operating systems. This may lead to authentications errors etc. 2. Self-signed certificates life time is usually 1 year(s). These certificates need to be renewed/replaced every year, a big hassle to maintain. 3. Self-signed certificates may use low hash and cipher technologies. Due this, the security level that implemented by self-signed certificates may not satisfy the current Security Policy etc. . 4. No […]

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SSL Terminology (CA,SSL,Malware…)

SSL Terminology is important to understand the basics of SSL Indicators. Certificate Authority (CA): A third party entity that issues digital or SSL certificates. CA/Browser Forum: Governing entity responsible for establishing the standards of digital certificates purchased through CA’s Certificate Signing Request (CSR): A underdeveloped public key that is used to submit to a CA in order to get a SSL certificate. SSL Certificate/Public Key: Security protocol that allows a secure site to communicate privately with the Web browser. Works in conjunction with its unique Private Key. Private Key: A unique single most import part of key encryption. Rests on the server and works in conjunction with its public key to perform encryption. If damage, corrupted, or lost. It must be replaced with a […]

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What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It might sound rocket science, but it’s really not. An SSL certificate is a digital computer file (or small piece of code) also known as a Server certificate, or a TLS certificate that has two specific functions: Authentication and Verification: SSL Certificates validate your website’s identity, authenticate your business and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. The SSL certificate has information about the authenticity of certain details regarding the identity of a person, business or website, which it will display to visitors on your website when they click on the browser’s padlock symbol or trust mark. Data Encryption: The SSL certificate also enables encryption, which means that the sensitive […]

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Benefits of SSL Certificates

Anyone who needs to securely transmit information over the internet requires the use of SSL Certificates. There are many Benefits of SSL Certificates, SSL is not just for securing credit card transactions it is also used for protecting all levels of sensitive information when communicated over the web. Benefits of SSL Certificates: Securing online credit card transactions Securing web forms and customer logins
. Securing email and webmail applications including Microsoft Outlook, Web Access, Exchange and Office Communications Server. Securing corporate communications on intranets, extranets, internal
 networks, file sharing and Microsoft SharePoint. Securing communications on cloud based platforms and visualized applications. Securing file transfers over https and ftp
. Securing hosting control panels logins including Parallels and cPanel. Securing information sent and received via […]

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Which SSL do I need?

Which SSL do I need? Buying an SSL can sometimes be a daunting task as there are many parameters to consider. Some configurations require a specific type of SSL Cert. Do you need to cover multiple domains with a UCC (Unified Communications Certificate), or unlimited sub-domains with a Wildcard SSL? Use these questions as a basic guideline to help find the SSL you need to cover multiple secure sites: Where are you located? Our certificates are issued worldwide with a few restrictions. ( Except Japan). Is this for a business or personal website? Which type of web hosting server do you use? Ex: Unix , Windows or Other How many unique domains do you want to secure with HTTPS? Do […]

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Why should I buy an SSL from Acmetek?

There are many compelling reasons for the question, “Why should I buy an SSL from Acmetek?”   1) Core Focus: Acmetek provides online Trust and Digital Security Services that Engineer, Empower and promote Global Trust by partnering with Symantec the World’s leading online Trust Services and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications via digital infrastructure that secures and protects billions of interactions every day across the world networks. We chose Symantec the Web’s Most Trusted Security Provider choice for over 93% of the Fortune 500 and the world’s 40 largest banks. They trust Symantec because of their encryption technology and rigorous business authentication practices since Symantec is by far the world’s most well-known SSL brand for […]

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What happens after I purchase an SSL Certificate?

What happens after I purchase an SSL Certificate? After you purchase the SSL Certificate from Acmetek it takes 10-15 mins to activate the request. Activation of an SSL depends on the type of certificate you have purchased. For all Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate it takes about 10-15 minutes to activate and issue the certificate to use on your website. For all Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate it takes about 2-3 business days to activate and issue the certificate to use on your website. However you can pre-authenticate with Acmetek Ready Issuance feature. If you choose the ready issuance feature which is free of charge for all Acmetek Customers,  where your organization details are collected at the time of quoting and our Authentication team […]

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