ZYGER SSL certification
SSL is your best solution for privacy and integrity, make sure to keep your clients information secure for billing or sending information with our selection of SSL certificates.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
SSL Certificates bind together:
- A domain name, server name or hostname
- An organisational identity (i.e. company name) and location
SSL is the most effective method to ensuring that sensitive information being transferred over the worldwide web is protected against any external intrusion. SSL is the only security measure between your sensitive and valuable data and users with malicious intent. It is a fundamental to securing a safe and dependable environment while using the internet to transfer information. By using an SSL by using it a file transfer is only encoded for the intended parties.
Who should use SSL and why?
An organisation needs to install the SSL Certificate onto its web server to initiate secure sessions with browsers. Depending on the type of SSL Certificate applied for, the organisation will need to go through differing levels of vetting. Once installed, it is possible to connect to the website over https://www.domain.com, as this tells the server to establish a secure connection with the browser. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure. Browsers tell visitors a website is SSL secure via several visible trust indicators:
When browsing online, users expect a protected and secure browsing experience that promotes data integrity and guarantees authenticity in regards to transferring any information that is entered on or into a website.
With an SSL certificate you can ensure that data is passed between the web server and the client without misuse. Especially for e-commerce applications, but also for transactions in which confidential information is sent over the Internet, an SSL certificate is indispensable. We can apply for successive certificates for your domain.
By utilizing SSL any malicious attacks from hackers, cyber thieves or individuals with the intentions to steal your information are prevented from doing so. They are unable to decode transferring data guaranteeing that your information is safe and secure.
Types of SSL Certificates
Over the last few years the number of organisations using SSL Certificates has increased dramatically. The applications for which SSL is being used have also expanded. For example; some organisations need SSL simply for confidentiality, e.g. encryption. Some organisations wish to use SSL to enhance trust in their security and identity, e.g. they want to show customers they have been vetted and are a legitimate organisation
As the applications for SSL have started to become wider, three types of SSL Certificates have emerged:
Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates: where the Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name PLUS it conducts a thorough vetting of the organisation. The issuance process of EV SSL Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, as formally ratified by the CA/Browser forum in 2007, that specify all the steps required for a CA before issuing a certificate, and includes:
- Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
- Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
- Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV SSL Certificate
- Verifying that the entity has properly authorised the issuance of the EV SSL Certificate
EV SSL Certificates: This type of SSL is available for all types of businesses, including government entities and both incorporated and unincorporated businesses. A second set of guidelines, the EV Audit Guidelines, specify the criteria under which a CA needs to be successfully audited before issuing EV SSL Certificates. The audits are repeated yearly to ensure the integrity of the issuance process.
Organisation Validation (OV) SSL Certificates: where the CA checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name PLUS it conducts some vetting of the organisation. Additional vetted company information is displayed to customers when clicking on the Secure Site Seal, giving enhanced visibility in who is behind the site and associated enhanced trust.
Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificates: where the CA checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name. No company identity information is vetted and no information is displayed other than encryption information within the Secure Site Seal.
When valuable data is distributed across a network of computers the safest means to transferring that data is via SSL. SSL encodes and encrypts sensitive information so that it is sent only to the intended recipient.