Fully authenticated credentials – show visitors who you really are
High Assurance SSL Certificates are issued to legally accountable individuals or companies. During the application process a High Assurance Certificate Authority will ensure that only fully authenticated and validated information such as the domain name, company name, address, city, state and country are included within the certificate. Through a visitors browser, the authenticated credentials are therefore available for users to inspect and to trust accordingly. The certificate will also contain the expiry date of the Certificate and details of the Certification Authority responsible for the issuance of the Certificate.
Visitors using the Opera web browser are presented directly with the ‘Organizational’ details from the SSL Certificate right next to the address bar and in direct line of sight of the URL.
Visitors using Internet Explorer can simply click on the padlock to locate the organisational details of your company. Visitors using IE 7 have the advantage of being able to use the new “Security Status bar” with the enhanced padlock to identify the organizational details from the certificate. Click here Visitors using Firefox can simply click on either of the two padlocks to locate the organisational details of your company.
As a browser connects to a secure site it retrieves the site’s SSL Certificate and checks that it has not expired. It will check that it has been issued by a Certification Authority the browser trusts, and that it is used by the website to which it was issued. If it fails on any one of these checks the browser will display a warning to the end user. e-Business providers can slash installation costs for certificates and prevent warning messages being issued to visitors.
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