The Art of SSL

The ins and outs of SSL. And everything in between.

Whether you're new to SSL or possess years of experience with the technology, it never hurts to familiarize yourself with the security standard of the Internet. We've compiled a collection of resources, tools and useful information that will help you understand the technology — and even help you make important purchasing decisions.

How Does SSL Work?

You've heard of SSL, but do you know how it actually works? If not, we've gathered a comprehensive primer on the history of the technology and how it's used to secure encrypt online transactions and communication.
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What is Extended Validation?

Extended validation is the new standard of Web security. But how does it differ from traditional SSL certificates? You'll learn these differences and how EV SSL certificates benefit your organization — and, most importantly, your customers.
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What is a Site Seal?

An SSL site seal is much more than a fancy badge that websites display on their home page. The seals are actually used to verify the legitimacy of a site's SSL certificate in real-time. You can check an SSL certificates authenticity, expiration date, certification authority and more.
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Drill Deeper

By now, you're likely well versed in all things SSL. You may, however, have more technical questions not covered in the aforementioned material. If that's the case, check out the Entrust SSL Knowledge Base. It's chock full of technotes to help you find just what you're looking for.
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