Monthly Newsletter Archive -- May 20, 2013
With the latest version of the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows you can turn your code signing process into a smooth and easy procedure. Simply open the utility, navigate to the file you want to sign, and click a button. You can also sign multiple files at once using a simple batch process. It’s just that easy.
February 2013 - Announcing the CA Security Council
DigiCert is joining with other leading CAs to announce the CA Security Council. We are also dedicated to your security through our commitment to Extended Validation with products such as EV Multi-Domain Certificates and EV Code Signing Certificates.
November 2012 - DigiCert Internal Names Tool
DigiCert announces its new Internal Names Tool as a simple way to help you reconfigure your Microsoft Exchange Server environment to comply with the new provisions of the CA/Browser Forum's Baseline Standards.
September 2012 - DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificates
Recently Microsoft® announced SmartScreen® Application Reputation services in Windows® 8 and Internet Explorer® 9 & 10. Extended Validation Code Signing Certificates can help software developers gain immediate reputation with SmartScreen. Without a signature from an EV Code Signing Certificate, their code may be prevented from running and their users could receive a warning prompt.
June 2012 - DigiCert Partners with NGINX
DigiCert recently partnered with open-source web server NGINX to bring OCSP-stapling to the platform. This addition will help improve security and user privacy while providing the most up-to-date information and avoiding delays.
DigiCert and the Wikimedia Foundation have partnered using high-assurance SSL to secure the web and mobile communications for Wikimedia's numerous sites and 500 million monthly visitors.
April 2012 - New DigiCert SSL Discovery Tool
The SSL Certificate Discovery Tool from DigiCert helps you easily find and manage all of your SSL certificates. You can scan your network, domains, or a range of IP addresses manually or automtically. Download it for free today!
March 2012 - EV Single & Multi-Domain Certificates
EV SSL Certificates from DigiCert are now available as single or multi-domain certificates. Single EV Certs are more affordable than ever and Multi-Domain EV Certificates allow you to secure up to 25 names on your domain with a single cert.
February 2012 - Online Security Tips from DigiCert
DigiCert SSL Security Tips help you protect you and your users online. Tips include avoiding common security mistakes, protecting your privacy in a social world, and collaborating with others in the security industry.
January 2012 - Photo Verification from ClickID
ClickID trust seals help companies develop trust with their potential clients. Our unique photo verification system helps build trust on a level with brick-and-mortar institutions.
December 2011 - Using ClickID Trust Seals to Boost Conversion
Customers who have implemented the ClickID trust seal on their site report as much as a 20% increase in conversion rate.
November 2011 - ClickID Trust Seals Enter Public Beta
We are happy to announce that ClickID, the new authentication trust seal product available only through DigiCert, is now available for purchase in the form of a public beta.
October 2011 - The Cybersecurity Issue
The SEC released this month the first official set of guidelines of the manner in which companies should report and disclose incidents involving cybersecurity and potential breaches of their operations.
August 2011 - iPhone Security Vulnerability Patched & FPKIPA Approval
Apple updates its mobile OS to fix an SSL-related vulnerability. DigiCert is approved to cross-sign certificates with the U.S. Federal PKI Policy Authority, enhancing support for government agencies.
July 2011 - DigiCert Hosts TAGPMA & Upcoming ClickID Release
The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority had their 13th annual meeting this year at the DigiCert corporate offices in Lindon, Utah.
June 2011 - TLS Renego Man-in-the-Middle Attack Explained
How to protect your customers against a potential TLS renegotiation attack. You can test your system using our tools to determine if you are at risk.
May 2011 - DigiCert Winner of Best of State Award
DigiCert has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Best of State Award for Computer Related Services. We are also happy to announce that our Night at the Movies program is still alive and well! Join us this summer for the latest installment of Harry Potter!
April 2011 - What Makes SSL Secure?
Hackers recently induced a CA to issue fraudulent certificates by compromising flaws in the operational structure and validation practices of the CA, DigiCert looks at what makes a certificate secure.
March 2011 - DigiCert Code Signing Features
An in depth look at code signing certificates, pricing, functionality, support, and features. Code signing certificates allow developers to digitally sign their code to help ensure that users do not receive code that has been maliciously tampered with.
February 2011 - Code Signing Certificates Now Available
DigiCert is continuing to expand their digital certificate lineup as a full-service digital certificate provider, with digital signatures and client authentication certificates made available in recent months and now our move to offer Code Signing certificates to our growing client base to help meet all their authentication and identity assurance needs.
January 2011 - Three-in-One EV SSL
Now when you buy one EV SSL certificate, you can choose to get up to three for the same cost! In conjunction with attempting to expand EV offerings to all of our customers with EV UC certificates and Wildcard alternative packages, our 3-for-1 offering makes the highest level of encryption and security more generally available to all of our clients.
December 2010 - EV Wildcard Certificate Alternative
In an attempt to expand the viability of Extended Validation SSL implementations on the web, DigiCert is now offering an EV alternative to our normal Wildcard certificates. There are many reasons why Wildcards are not allowable by EV standards, so we are allowing our customers to secure an entire domain (like a Wildcard would) using EV SSL packages for ultra-low costs and lower per-cert prices than our standard SSL certificates.
November 2010 - DigiCert Offers Sha2 SSL Certificates
As part of our commitment to providing the highest level of security to our customers, DigiCert now offers SHA-256 signed SSL certificates as a standard feature/upgrade for no extra cost on all our certificate products. SHA-2 offers greater security, while remaining incompatible with some older systems. We hope to have moved to a system in the near future where SHA-2 compatibility has grown to the point where it can be an automatic include, instead of an optional free upgrade.
The OTA (Online Trust Alliance) formally recognized DigiCert at this year's Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum as a global leader in customer service, with an "unwavering commitment to support and customer satisfaction."
Our Wildcard certificates allow users to secure any subdomain of the domain they were issued to through innovative use of the Subject Alternate Name certificate field extension. Additionally, we now offer greater flexibility to institutions of higher learning with our flat-rate educational pricing structure.
August 2010 - DigiCert Renews Webtrust EV Certification
In addition to renewing our WebTrust EV CA audit and security practice evaluation, we have also released a new certificate checking tool to help automatically verify our client's certificate installations, and notify them when an issue is detected with the way the certificates are installed.
July 2010 - New SSL Utility Tool Released
Windows-based server administrators have one less thing to worry about, thanks to our new Microsoft SSL Management Tool, which can help you from creating a CSR to getting your certificates installed and exporting them from one server to another. Check it out!
February 2010 - DigiCert Managed PKI Now Available
DigiCert now offers enterprise-level SSL certificate accounts called Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Managed PKI is a service provided at no additional cost and revolutionizes certificate management.
January 2010 - DigiCert Stays Ahead of the Security Standards Curve
DigiCert certificates are issued from the highly secure 2048-bit root certificate and are encrypted with the stronger SHA-1 algorithm, keeping customers safer from malicious attacks. DigiCert's new Certificate Installation Checker makes it simple to verify your certificates.
December 2009 - SSL Year in Review, DigiCert Strong Amidst Malicious Tactics
DigiCert certificates remain unaffected by new malicious attacks that surfaced during 2009. Wary shoppers buy from trusted online retailers; tips are given to help your online business establish trust with customers.
November 2009 - Internal Network Name Best Practices
Choosing your internal network name is a critical part of securing your organization's network; recommended practices for naming structure are given. Domain registration is a foundational requirement of the Internet and it is important to understand how domain WHOIS records work.
October 2009 - DigiCert Safe from Null Character Attacks
Null character attacks are ineffective against DigiCert certificates due to strong authentication and powerful encryption. Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which gives organizations management over their certificates, is nearly complete. DigiCert will be sponsoring the Online Trust Summit in October.
April 2009 - DigiCert Donates to Local Universities
DigiCert has agreed to match donations to Utah Valley University's "Giving of the Green" annual fundraiser. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advises against 1024-bit keys; DigiCert trusted roots use 2048-bit encryption.
Two new malicious attacks introduced at the Black Hat conference prove ineffective against DigiCert's Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates. DigiCert EV Certificates are now supported in 100% of EV-enabled browsers. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have a large impact on IT sectors.
January 2009 - DigiCert Certificates Unaffected by MD5 Vulnerability
All DigiCert certificates are issued using the SHA-1 hash algorithm so past, present, and future customers can rest assured that they are unaffected by the MD5 hash algorithm vulnerability. SSL certificate comparison helps you choose the right certificate for your needs. DigiCert's Extended Validation (EV) certificates stand out from other Certificate Authorities' (CAs) EV offerings.
December 2008 - Making the Switch to Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates
Extended Validation (EV) certificates have been gaining ground as the new standard for SSL certificates. The IRS has mandated that all e-file sites have EV certificates. Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and SSL technology work together to protect online transactions.
November 2008 - Standing Behind Strength: Our Empowered Support Team
One of DigiCert's strengths lies in its customer support. Each support representative is empowered to provide real solutions to your problems. Subject Alternate Names (SANs) are a cost-effective way for a certificate to secure multiple names.
October 2008 - Strong Value in Troubled Times
DigiCert is driven to provide the best value for SSL certificates, even with a troubled economy. In addition to low prices, the support and features provided add to the value of DigiCert certificates. Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) certificates actually promote insecurity, which is the opposite of what DigiCert provides.
September 2008 - DigiCert Unveils New Site Based on Customer Feedback
DigiCert's new website was released based on feedback from customers, employees, test clients, friends, graphic design artists, and many others. The new design is intended to improve levels of service and support by enhancing the overall online experience. DigiCert certificates remain strong amidst the troubling Debian situation.