Difference Between EV SSL and Standard SSL Certificates

Extended Validation Certificates offer a green address bar that the customers see when they visit the page. In order to acquire the green address bar, a more stringent validation must be performed and satisfactorily passed. While both EV SSL and standard SSL certificates encrypt the information being transferred from the businesses server to the end users browsers, they ...

SSL for Apps

SSL/TLS is technology that is critical for securing communications. The challenge facing the SSL ecosystem today is how it is being implemented and used. Several University researchers have recently published reports indicating errors and shortcomings in non-browser applications that act as the client of an SSL/TLS connection. These issues result from flawed implementations of SSL ...

10 Important Tips to Choose the Better SSL Certificates Provider

When first deciding to buy an SSL certificate for your eBusiness website Google is often a first stop to learn more about the most reliable SSL certificate provider option and solutions at cheap prices. Unfortunately, as we all know, the level of online scams and fraud risk is increasing daily; website owners should choose the ...

SSL Troubleshooting

1. My browser informs me of errors when I browse to the secure part of my site. Browsers will tend to check a number of common features of your certificate when connecting via https. The common errors are: My browser states a warning next to “The security certificate is from a trusted certifying authority” whenever ...

How to Back-Up SSL Certificates?

How do I export and backup an SSL certificate in Microsoft IIS Version 4.0? Open the Microsoft Management Console: Start > Programs > Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack > Microsoft Internet Information Server > Internet Service Manager. Right-click the Web site containing the certificate and select Properties. Click the Directory Security tab. In the Secure ...

Is Extended Validation (EV) SSL Worth It?

A Look at the Green Bar of EV SSL When we talk about EV SSL, we often hear customers say, “Oh, my customers don’t know what that is anyway, so they won’t care.” But both based on our own experiences with our websites (SSL themed and otherwise), testimonials from dozens of successful Web based Enterprises, ...

Making EV Application Fast & Easy

QuantmWeb’s Commitment to Simplifying Extended Validation QuantmWeb is dedicated to making the EV application process as simple and fast as possible. We believe in EV, so we never want it to be time-consuming or frustrating to obtain. Let us remove the difficulty and stress. We have created full guidelines for anyone interested in EV SSL ...

How EV Can Reduce the Effectiveness of Phishing

Phishing is deflected by Extended Validation’s obvious visual cue Extended Validation (EV) SSL can help to limit the success of phishers, as expressed here:http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/phishing-update-fake-vonage-web-site-and-ev-certs-do-help/1533. It is much easier to mimic a site secured with a low-priced, Domain Validated, or DV, certificate. All of the cheaper certificates available on the marketplace are DV — because those ...

Why EV SSL Means a Safer Web

The Extended Validation SSL Certificate “raises the address bar” on security Since we are in the business of selling SSL, of course we would prefer you buy the higher end products, and we think EV in turn does work to convert customers to buy more from you. However, there is a danger in reducing EV’s ...

What are the Extended Validation Guidelines?

The extended validation guidelines contain a set of requirements on the operations of certification authorities that issue extended validation certificates. These requirements mostly govern the process of validating the identifying information that is to appear in an extended validation certificate. However, they also establish requirements for several other aspects of a certification authority’s operations, including: ...