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What Is GeoTrust and How Is It Connected to GeoCertsI

Many people associate GeoCerts very strongly with GeoTrust SSL certificates. That is not simply because of the similarity of the two names. In this post we'll briefly overview the relationship between GeoCerts and GeoTrust and clarify how the two entities fit together. GeoTrust was founded as an independent Certification Authority ...

TLS 1.3 Is Here

TLS (Transport Layer Security) is the official name of the standard used by computer systems that is commonly referred to as SSL. Though once upon a time the SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) standard governed secure online connections, SSL was surpassed by the TLS standard in 1999. Out of convenience and ...

Ten Great Reasons to Use Extended Validation (EV) Certificates

The green address bar as displayed by Internet Explorer Increase transactions Green address bars have been measured to increase transaction rates on sensitive pages such as shopping carts, login screens, and financial transaction sites. Any place where the visitor is expected to enter a credit card number, login credentials, or ...

Understanding SSL Certificate Authentication & Validation

Like most things SSL certificates come in several flavors, brands, and types. There are two basic functions that SSL/TLS certificates provide: one is encryption and the other is trust. Today we're going to talk about certificate trust. Certification Authorities (CAs) like GeoTrust, Symantec and Comodo vouch for the authenticity of ...