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How to Simplify SSL Certificate Management

Symantec Corporation

SSL certificates have moved beyond the ‘Buy’ page. They are embedded in your business. For example, they protect remote communications via webmail, chat and IM. Browser-to-server communications for cloud-based services require SSL certificates to protect confidential information. In addition, SSL certificates are used to secure server-to server communications for applications and data exchange.

In fact, SSL Certificates are a business-critical part of your IT infrastructure. However, managing individual certificates in a large organization is complicated by multiple locations, many servers, different business units, and rapidly growing Web-based services.

The risks of hiccups and problems increase with the number of certificates, including:

• Lost sales when customers see security warnings about expired certificates on your site.
• Damage to your brand and consumer trust because of problems with certificates.
• Unnecessary (and expensive) calls to technical support or customer services.
• Server, email or system outages when third-party systems refuse to connect with yours because of an expired certificate.
• An increased risk of accidental data disclosure.

Tags : ssl certificates, communication, webmail, technical support, technology, data, security, data management

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Published:  Aug 28, 2013
Length:  10
Type:  White Paper