To meet our growing customer demands to provide solutions from a variety of trusted Certification Authorities(CA), we welcome one of the world’s largest TLS/SSL certificate providers, Comodo CA , as a new participant in our CA Partner Program and a strategic partner of CertCenter AG. Continue reading
As part of continuous improvement to our systems, we are disabling support for TLS 1.0 in our systems. Only TLS 1.1 and 1.2 will be supported going forward. This is in accordance with Industry practice for improved security. If you are a user of CertCenter Extranet, please make sure that your browser supports TLS 1.1/1.2. If you use our APIs, please make sure that your systems access the API over TLS 1.2 (at least TLS 1.1).
We anticipate this update will be made on the following dates:
- Production – 1st August 2016, 8am Pacific Standard Time (PST)
The CertCenter RESTful API was developed to grant easier access to CertCenter resources. It’s simpler than the CertCenter XML/SOAP API, and also grants third party developers access to CertCenter resources. To do this, we exclusively use authentication via OAuth2 in our CertCenter RESTful API. This may sound complicated; but here’s how it works: Continue reading
After the expansion of our IT infrastructure and the recent layout enhancements of the CertCenter Certificate Manager in Q2+Q3, we plan to integrate new cutting edge features into our system. These new features will improve both your recurring administrative tasks as well as your infrastructure security.
As announced on Twitter a few days ago, we’ve integrated the popular Qualys SSL Labs Ranking into CertCenter. With just a few clicks you can display the corresponding servers most recent ranking in the list of your SSL/TLS Certificates. This way you can see if any action is required.
Manual (re-)checking of all of your servers on ssllabs.com is now obsolete. Administrators can save time and increase the security of their IT infrastructure with a simple glance at the CertCenter Dashboard.
For a website, trust means business. Symantec SSL Certificates and the Norton Secured Seal displayed with them form the most trusted mark on the Internet. One reason this is true is that to use these assets, an organization must have its identity carefully validated. Now, customers can take advantage of a new feature called Symantec Ready Issuance and get new or renewed Symantec SSL Certificates as much as 288 times faster. CertCenter, a Symantec Website Security Partner, shows how the new feature works.
Getting Symantec SSL certificates is now faster and easier.
“Customers who ordered or renewed an Organization-Validated SSL certificate used to have to wait at least a day to get it”, says Carsten Müller, CEO at CertCenter, a leading Symantec Website Security Partner. “Now, using Symantec Ready Issuance, customers can get their certificate in 10 minutes – about 288 times faster than before”.
Effective April 1st, 2015, the CA/B Forum is reducing the maximum validity of OV (Organization-Validated) and DV (Domain-Validated) SSL Certificates to 36 months in order to increase SSL/TLS security. Under these guidelines, no CA or their partners should offer OV/DV SSL Certificates with a term of validity greater than 3 years. As of March 9th, 2015, Symantec will only sell OV and DV SSL Certificates with a maximum validity of 3 years. This restriction applies to new certificate issuance as well as renewals. Beginning April 1st, 2015, if you need to reissue your SSL Certificate, the maximum validity allowed will be 36 months.
CertCenter has officially launched its Ready Issuance for Symantec SSL Certificates within the management portal “CertCenter Extranet”.
After transmission of an order for an SSL certificate with Organization Validation (OV), an extensive vetting of the applying organization, the relevant contact, and the domain name, are the main responsibilities of the Certification Authorities (CAs).
It is not only organizations with multiple departments and IT specialists that desire flexibility in regards to the entitlements of their users and the availability of extensive auditing – these are almost always required by the compliance-process.
Two-factor authentication has finally arrived, and we are now able to offer to our clients – by means of Symantec Validation and the ID Protection Service – a higher level of security when logging on to our Extranet.