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Did You Know … simplewebhosting.co.uk sells SSL certificates?

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Our SSL certificates allow you to conduct business online – safer and faster. An SSL certificate is represented by the ‘lock’ symbol appearing in the corner of your browser. It contains your name, a serial number, expiration dates, a key for encrypting and decrypting information and the digital signature of the issuing authority that customers can use to verify that the certificate is real.

Regardless of how secure you make your hosting environment, any sensitive information traveling over the web can be intercepted – unless you have a digital certificate.

simplewebhosting.co.uk is pleased to offer a full range of SSL certificates from the three leading SSL brands in the world – GeoTrust, thawte and VeriSign. Find out more about our SSL certificates.

This educational video from Common Craft, LLC and VeriSign explains the broad strokes of web site security in a way that anyone can understand.

SSL in Plain English

We’ve gone green!

Friday, May 29th, 2009

No, we’re not making an environmental statement – we’re talking about the security of your data!

simplewebhosting.co.uk now uses an extended validation SSL certificates.

View this blog article securely to see our extended validation
SSL certificate in action.

Today, many consumers don’t trust website safety enough to complete an e-commerce transaction. The frequency of malicious web schemes such as phishing and pharming creates an environment of fear and reticence.

It was recently reported that over 40% of online adults had received phishing e-mails, 46% changed their purchasing and online behaviour as a direct result of security concerns and 10% reduced their online spending by at least 50%. As a result nearly £2 Billion in e-commerce sales were lost due to user concern over security.

Online commerce may still be growing but there are a significant number of people opting out or reducing their spending due to security concerns. If you are a web business that depends on consumers trusting you enough to
share their financial, personal or other sensitive data this is an alarming trend.

To combat this problem, leading web browser developers and SSL Certification Authorities (CAs) joined forces to create a new standard for web site identity authentication – the new Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate.

This new standard is the most significant advancement for the World Wide Web’s secure backbone since SSL Certificates were first introduced over a decade ago.

EV contains a number of user interface enhancements aimed at making the identification of an authenticated site immediately noticeable to the end user. The most obvious interface enhancement is the green address bar effect; when a consumer visits an EV authenticated site the address bar turns a highly visible green colour. This conspicuous colour change immediately notifies the end user that this website passed a rigorous authentication process. Green is also a highly effectual colour – to most people green means go, it is safe to move forward.

extended validation SSL certificate

As well as the green address bar effect, a security status bar appears to the right of the address bar. This field, also green, displays the name of the organisation responsible for the website and toggles to identify the CA that authenticated the website. In the image above, our company name (Xperience Web Hosting Ltd) displays in the security status bar field and automatically toggles to the name of the CA (in our case thawte). The EV SSL Certificate provides the source for the names in these fields, confirming that the CA has verified this information. Therefore the end user can depend on it being accurate. This interface convention makes it easier for customers to notice the name of the CA. This new higher visibility to customers should motivate web sites to obtain their certificates from only the most reputable CAs. If a customer is not familiar with the CA, they most likely won’t trust the web site being certified.

These interface enhancements, difficult to counterfeit by phishers and pharmers, create a new level of protection for web site visitors. If a spoof site buys a traditional SSL Certificate it would not display the highly trusted green address bar and even if they bought an EV SSL Certificate viagra online prescription to gain the green address bar, it still would not be able to display the name of the organisation they were attempting to spoof in the security status bar.

Find out more about our range of SSL certificates.

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