Introducing Domain Name Validation Method 13

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In 2018, the CA/Browser Forum held a domain validation summit to the review the approved domain validation methods. The meeting covered benefits and issues with each validation method. The outcome of the meeting resulted in proposals to change existing methods and some proposals for new methods. Coinciding with the validation ... Read More

Removal of Underscores from Domain Names

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In November 2018, the CA Browser Forum voted to sunset the use of underscore characters in the domain names of SSL/TLS certificates. Ballot SC 12 called for a rather short timeline in which Subscribers had to sunset underscores. While Entrust Datacard agreed that the issue involving underscores needed to be ... Read More

2019 – Looking Back, Moving Forward

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2018 was an active year for SSL/TLS. We saw the SSL/TLS certificate validity period drop to 825-days and the mass deployment of Certificate Transparency (CT). TLS 1.3 protocol was finally completed and published; and Chrome status bar security indicators changing to remove "secure" and to concentrate on "not secure". The ... Read More

No One Puts PKI in the Corner

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Back in the late '90s at the height of the Dot.com boom, I worked at a new company that would today be classified as Information Security. People were less worried about security than they are today, and the industry as a whole was a fraction of the size. We were ... Read More

What Does Your CAA Say?

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Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) is a method for a domain owner to permit one or more certification authorities (CAs) to issue SSL/TLS certificates using their domain name. The permission is provided through a CAA record associated with a DNS entry for the domain name. Giving certificate issuance to one or ... Read More

Entrust Datacard Selected as SC Media 2019 Excellence Award Finalist

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We're pleased to announce that our SSL team has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Customer Service category for the 2019 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ... Read More

IT Administrators: Give the Gift of Secure, Easy Access

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The holidays are just around the corner and what better “stocking stuffer” for your employees than the gift of being able to use their mobile device to securely access all of the information they can get in the office anywhere, anytime. And as an IT administrator, give yourself a gift ... Read More

Entrust Datacard Launches new Managed Services for PKI

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You don’t need a reminder about the cybersecurity skills shortage – in summary, it’s big and getting bigger. It’s causing companies to look at alternatives to keeping all expertise in-house and is fueling the Managed Services and -as-a-Service market. We hear from our customers, from analysts, and from the market ... Read More

Strong Customer Authentication for PSD2: A Fairytale or Reality?

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It's an age-old fairytale – Goldilocks, a story of a little girl who wanders into the home of three bears, finds three bowls of porridge and tastes all three. One's too hot. One's too cold. But the last is just right. We’ll soon experience a similar tale that when it ... Read More

SSL Review: October 2018

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Entrust Datacard’s monthly SSL review covers SSL/TLS discussions — recaps news, trends and opinions from the industry. Entrust Datacard... New Industry Guidelines for Domain Verification Promote a Safer InternetBrowsers deprecation TLS 1.0 and 1.1 … Apple - Deprecation of Legacy TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Versions Google - Modernizing Transport Security ... Read More
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