The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) (and Transport Layer Security (TLS)) is the most widely deployed security protocol used today it is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operatingn
over the Internet or an internal network. In today's Internet focused world, we typically see SSL in use when an
web browser needs to securely connect to a web server over the insecure Internet.
Technically SSL is a transparent protocol, which requires little interaction from the end user when establishing a secure session.
Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates (such as GlobalSign ExtendedSSL):
Standard SSL Certificates (such as GlobalSign DomainSSL and OrganizationSSL):
As opposed to HTTP URLs which begin with "http://" and use port 80 by default, HTTPS URLs begin with "https://" and use port 443 by default.
HTTP is insecure and is subject to eavesdropping attacks which, if critical information like credit card details and account logins is transmitted and picked up, can let attackers gain access to online accounts and sensitive information. Ensuring data is either sent or posted through the browser using HTTPS, such information is encrypted and is secure.
In practice how is SSL used in today?s modern e-commerce enabled / online workflow and service society?
All these applications have a number of shared themes:
Domain name validated, which means we need to verify that you maintain control of the domain. If you provide all the requested documentation and we can quickly authenticate it, we can issue a certificate within minutes.
As the highest class of SSL available, Extended Validation SSL Certificates (EV SSL) activate both the padlock and the green address bar in all major browsers.
Digital Certificates to help keep your growing business secure.