How to Protect Your Websites – Featuring SiteLock

Website security in our modern times is of the utmost importance, and it cannot be an afterthought. What are you doing to protect your company? Do you have a team of IT security professionals making sure your websites and internal network systems are secure? The only true way of staying secure is to be up-to-date and ahead of the curve of industry trends. Hackers like to phish and scope out websites that have been negligent in their security. Negligence in website security eventually starts opening doors to hackers, allowing them to bust their way through and grab sensitive information. Join the SSL Support Desk to learn more about the many ways you can protect your websites. In this article, we’ll […]

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GDPR Is Here! Are You Ready?

What is GDPR? At its core, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. The reforms are designed to reflect the world we’re living in now, and brings laws and obligations – including those around personal data, privacy and consent – across Europe up to speed for the internet-connected age. These regulation aims  to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. Fundamentally, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around data. From social media companies, to banks, retailers, and governments — almost every service we use involves the collection and analysis of our […]

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Encryption Protocol TLS 1.3 Released.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) —the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols has approved TLS 1.3 as the next version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.  TLS allows client/server applications to communicate over the Internet in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. How Does This Pertain to SSL Certificates? In short, Technically Nothing. The term SSL certificate has been used for the purposes of marketing since the creation of the digital certificates.  SSL just like TLS are actually protocols that utilize a digital certificates public & private keypair . A digital certificate keypair by itself  is  nothing more than a place holder of 2048 bits or greater and is needed in […]

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SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) – SSL Installation

SonicWALL Newtwork Security Appliance (NSA) is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache. As far as Apache “Type” systems go, this one is impressively easy to work with. To install your SSL Certificate on a Dell SonicWALL NSA system perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment or a lot of times selected something Other than Microsoft you will receive a x509/.cer/.crt/.pem version of your certificate within the email. Alternately you can access your Certificate User Portal by the supplied link in the email to pick up the x509 version of your certificate. Copy the SSL certificate and make sure to copy […]

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