GeoCerts Blog

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 ...

Where Did All the Three-year SSL Certificates Go?

For many years our customers have found multi-year certificates to be beneficial for both cost and convenience. In particular, site administrators value multi-year certificates because they reduce the amount of administrative overhead required for certificate management. (Less frequent expiration means less certificate management, less frequent key generation, and fewer potential ...

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 ...

About VeriSign and SSL Certificates

Internet pioneer VeriSign was the first company ever to issue SSL certificates back in the mid-1990s, and it continued to be the brand and market leader in the SSL space until the acquisition of the Verisign digital certificates business by Symantec in 2010. During that time Verisign played a critical ...