CA/B Forum Update October 2020

DigiCert is committed to bringing you the latest news in the industry, including regular updates from the CA/B Forum The CA/Browser Forum met virtually from Oct. 20–22 for their fall meeting. There is a growing trend in the CA/B Forum to limit the fields authorized in certificates, and Google has made several announcements, including announcing […]

How to Choose the Right Type of TLS/SSL Certificate

From the server administrators of highly technological organizations, to product managers of financial institutions, down to the one-man startups that just want to secure their shopping cart, the same question pops up: “If TLS/SSL certificates all do the same thing, what type should we get?” All three types of TLS/SSL certificates do fundamentally the same […]

One-Year Public-Trust SSL Certificates: DigiCert’s Here to Help

UPDATE: While the industry has shortened validity times, we still offer service plans of up to 2, 3, even 6 years—and the automation to make it seamless. By now you’ve likely heard about Apple’s announcement at the February 2020 Certificate Authority/Browser Forum meeting that they will no longer accept publicly trusted TLS webserver certificates valid […]

Position on 1-Year Certificates

UPDATE: While the industry has shortened validity times, we still offer service plans of up to 2, 3, even 6 years—and the automation to make it seamless. Three, Two, One, Liftoff on One-Year TLS Certificates At the CA/Browser (CA/B) Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia, this week, Apple announced that beginning Sept. 1, newly issued publicly trusted […]

AVEVA + CertCentral: Streamlining certificate management for a globally-dispersed company

After merging with a division of Schneider Electric in 2018, AVEVA—a global leader in industrial software—began a transformational journey to centralize and streamline IT processes for 4,400 employees at 80 locations in more than 40 countries. Their first step was to identify gaps in SSL management, then find a solution that aligned with their cloud- […]

Digital Certificates Expiring on Major Platforms – We’ve Seen This Before

Once again, expiring digital certificates leading to massive online services shutdowns made headlines. These types of incidents can happen, though here at DigiCert, we’ve built CertCentral to help companies avoid these headaches. And, we are constantly working on improvements to the platform to include additional functionality and automation. Digital certificates are used to encrypt website […]

3 Ways Cloudflare Is Innovating with Encryption

“People need to think about how they’re securing not just browser traffic, but also API and automated traffic.” – Patrick Donahue, Director of Product Management, Cloudflare Just when you thought you had encryption figured out, Cloudflare reveals three new ways to employ it for a better internet. Cloudflare is determined to help save the internet. […]

Majority of Companies Prepared for Upcoming Chrome 70 Distrust of Symantec-Issued TLS Certificates

DigiCert ready to help those yet to act with quick, free replacement process The stable release of Google Chrome 70 is a little over a month away, marking the browser’s final distrust date of Symantec TLS roots. Most leading websites have already made the transition to DigiCert trusted roots, with only about 1-2 percent of […]

Our Latest Symantec Distrust Guidance

This week, Apple announced they will be distrusting SSL/TLS certificates issued from Symantec’s legacy root certificates, which includes the Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL brands. We have  given guidance on replacing these certificates for compatibility with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This new announcement from Apple imposes later deadlines, and does not require any additional action […]