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SSL What You Should Know
WHAT IS SSL?
SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer.
SSL is the current popular method of encrypting data transfer
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WHY DO YOU NEED SSL?
There are THREE reasons for using SSL:
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1. Ensuring security of Data
Transfer b...
ENSURING SECURITY USING SSL
There are THREE steps to setting up SSL security:
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Certificate Signing R...
ESTABLISHING TRUST WITH SSL
TWO important tips to keep in mind:
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Select a well-known CA (brand) Appl...
ASSURANCE TO WEBSITE VISITORS
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LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT SSL
SECURITY? GET THE BEST DEALS!
getSSL.in
For News & Information visit us at: iWebz.net
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SSL - What You Should Know

  1. 1. SSL What You Should Know
  2. 2. WHAT IS SSL? SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is the current popular method of encrypting data transfer between you and the Web Apps powering Websites & Mobile Apps. SSL is implemented using SSL Certificate files installed on Web (App) servers. These certificates can be self-created (self-signed), or can be issued by a trusted Certifying Authority (CA). In addition to enforcing the level of encryption for data transfer, the certificates, if issued by a trusted / branded CA, can also attest to the ownership of the website / domain name. COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 2
  3. 3. WHY DO YOU NEED SSL? There are THREE reasons for using SSL: COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 3 1. Ensuring security of Data Transfer based on Security & Privacy concerns 2. Establishing trust by proving Domain Name ownership 3. SEO • Banking & Insurance websites • E-commerce & Bill payment websites • Payment gateway services • Any website desiring PCI compliance • Social Networking websites • Web-based E-mail websites • Online File storage websites • Remote HTTP Web API services • Websites of known brands • Websites that load using SSL / HTTPS links will get ranked better. See Google announcement: http://googleonlinese curity.blogspot.co.uk/ 2014/08/https-as- ranking-signal_6.html
  4. 4. ENSURING SECURITY USING SSL There are THREE steps to setting up SSL security: COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 4 Certificate Signing Request (CSR) generation SSL Certificate generation SSL Certificate installation • Running a command on the Web server where certificate needs to be installed. OR • Using the Control Panel provided by your Web Host. • Self-signed certificate generation using commands on the Web server. OR • Apply for appropriate certificate from a trusted CA (see slide on Establishing Trust). • Depends on your Web server software and the server Operating System.
  5. 5. ESTABLISHING TRUST WITH SSL TWO important tips to keep in mind: COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 5 Select a well-known CA (brand) Apply for the right certificate type • RapidSSL • GeoTrust • Thawte • Comodo • Symantec Only a well-known / branded CA will be trusted by most mobile & web browsers and have the resources to constantly upgrade encryption security. Avoid others. • Domain Validated (DV) • Organization Validated (OV) • Extended Validation (EV) Detailed explanation for all the above & more can be found at the link below: http://www.iwebz.net/index.php/ ssl-certificates/types-and- features-of-ssl-certificates/
  6. 6. ASSURANCE TO WEBSITE VISITORS COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 6
  7. 7. LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT SSL SECURITY? GET THE BEST DEALS! getSSL.in For News & Information visit us at: iWebz.net COPYRIGHT 2014 IWEBZ 7

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