Enterprise SSL Solutions
Features and Benefits
Safeguarding online transactions, data exchange and communications for today's global enterprise In today’s global economy, businesses depend on the Internet like never before -- they are increasingly conducting e-commerce transactions and opening up network resources to customers, vendors, business partners and remote employees. Yet, while it has become more convenient to do business online, it has also become more difficult to ensure reliable and secure data exchange and communications. Coupled with continually evolving security threats and changing regulatory standards -- maintaining network security can be a challenge for any size enterprise.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption is one of the leading technologies used today to secure web sites, intranets, extranets and other server-based applications. Without it, the integrity of data exchanged over public and private networks can be compromised, ultimately affecting business continuity and your bottom line. SSL safeguards network access, online communications and digital transactions by enabling a secure channel between your servers and your users. Since the support for SSL is already built into most modern web browsers and servers, all that is needed is the simple installation of a trusted SSL certificate.
Certificates Delivered “ON-DEMAND”
The Enterprise SSL factory-automated process allows enterprise administrators to issue SSL server certificates on demand. After successful completion of the Enterprise SSL application and authentication process, you can submit a list of enterprise-controlled domains which are then stored in your GeoCenter account. Each time your enterprise requests a certificate, GeoTrust does the needed verification, immediately issues the certificate and “debits” your account. You retain the full validity period for each certificate in your account (up to one year), since it doesn’t begin until you actually deploy a certificate.
Administrators can also distribute a public URL via email or on an intranet to allow self-service requests for certificates under any pre-vetted domain. Once administrators review and approve the request in GeoCenter, the certificate is automatically sent via email to the requesting end-user. This automated process allows certificates to be issued quickly throughout your enterprise. As an administrator, you won’t have to complete the vetting process for every certificate request.
GeoCenter: Web-based Certificate Management
GeoCenter is Enterprise SSL’s web-based interface that provides access to certificate management and administrative features, including:
Flexible API Eases Integration
In addition to GeoCenter, Enterprise SSL also offers a flexible API that supports both SOAP and http post methods to enable seamless integration of certificate ordering and management into existing workflows.