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Monday 11 January 2010

BrightCode become a Thawte SSL Partner

BrightCode are now an authorised Thawte SSL partner. Thawte certificates come in a range of varieties depending on your organisations requirements. BrightCode uses Thawte SSL certificates for all of its secure web transactions and we're proud to announce our new reseller status.

So what are SSL and Digital certificates?

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed for securing data transmissions across the Internet. SSL is an integral part of most Web browsers and Web servers and makes use of the public-and-private key encryption system.

In order to make an SSL connection, the SSL protocol requires that a server should have a digital certificate installed. A digital certificate is an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers. Digital certificates serve as a kind of digital passport or credential which authenticate the server prior to the SSL session being established.

Typically, digital certificates are signed by an independent and trusted third party to ensure their validity. The "signer" of a certificate is known as a Certification Authority (CA), such as VeriSign and Thawte.

Click here to find out more about Thawte SSL Certificates and to see how your organisation can make the most of an SSL certificate to secure private data.

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