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Adding up the cost of self-signed SSL certificates

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Executive Summary

Although many IT professionals believe that using self-signed SSL certificates can help their organisations lower security costs, the real numbers tell a different story. From datacentre infrastructure and physical security, to the hardware and software required for the PKI SSL system, to the personnel needed to manage the certificate lifecycle, the true costs of self-signed SSL security can become very expensive, very fast.

This Symantec white paper identifies the hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates.

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