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  1. This Month in SSL: April 2015

    Digital Security News

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. Click here to see the whole series. SSL & Encryption News In mid-April, DigiCert announced the opening of our CertCentral BETA program and two new services. Certificate Monitoring offers continuous monitoring and Express Install eases the certificate installation and configuration process. Both…


  2. Certificate Monitoring™ Is Here

    With the launch of Certificate Transparency and the establishment of CT logs by Google and DigiCert, website admins are able to monitor the certificates issued for their domains. Certificate Transparency logs provide oversight for TLS Certificates, monitoring a company’s awareness of its certificate issuance. Although this information is publicly available, Certificate Transparency logs still require…


  3. The Fraud Problem with Free SSL Certificates

    SSL Certificates are the defacto standard for online trust today. SSLs are such a critical backbone to online security that Google gives a ranking boost to sites that secure their content with HTTPS. Savvy Internet users have come to recognize and expect that any website asking for sensitive or personal information to display the universal symbol—the padlock—before typing in…


  4. Understanding OCSP Times and What They Mean for You

    The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is the fastest protocol we have for verifying certificate status. In a nutshell, here’s how OCSP works: An end user sends a request to the server, requesting certificate status information. Through the Online Certificate Status Protocol, a response is given as one of these four options “Success,” “Unauthorized,” “Malformed…