Introduction to SSL Certificates
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a widely used security protocol that most web servers use to ensure a secure machine to machine connection over an unsecure network such as the Internet. From a business perspective, using SSL can seem overly complicated and choosing the most suitable type of SSL Certificate for a business’s requirements, whether an internal network or external website can confuse many, even experienced IT professionals.
This white paper will enlighten readers of the features and benefits of using SSL, the details the different types of certificates available, and when each type is most appropriately used. It also aims to reassure readers that SSL is not as complicated as it has historically been made out to be, and with GlobalSign, SSL management is actually rather easy!
In this white paper you'll learn:
- What is SSL?
- What is an SSL Certificate?
- When should SSL be used?
- What are the different types of SSL Certificates?