Choosing the Right TLS/SSL Certificates for Your Organization

Choosing the Right TLS/SSL Certificates for Your Organization

HID Global
Published by: Research Desk Released: Aug 12, 2020

No matter the device you’re using, if it is connected to the Internet, it relies on the protocols called TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to protect the information in transit.

Website certificates, also known as “TLS/SSL certificates”, are required for secure online interactions using cryptographic protocols designed to provide secure communication over an insecure infrastructure (i.e. the Internet). These website certificates are critical for establishing an encrypted connection between a browser (or user’s computer) and a server or website. They also protect in-transit sensitive data from interception by non-authorized parties, allowing online transactions to be conducted with complete confidence.

Now more than ever, having a secure website that protects a user’s information is imperative. Without use of secure website certificates a customer can be put at risk, which could ultimately affect your company’s reputation and may even impact your bottom line. So, how can you ensure that your website is up to date with the latest security measures?

The purpose of this whitepaper is to provide you with an overview of the various types of TLS/SSL certificates, help determine which certificates may be right for your organization, and introduce you to the types of TLS/SSL certificates offered by HID IdenTrust™.