How to choose a Certificate Authority for safer web security.

As use of the Internet has become increasingly commonplace and crucial to a wide range of applications, criminals have found an ever-growing group of people they can target. Apart from hurting users, this activity is detrimental to the brand of the real site being spoofed. Without trust, no website or online service can succeed in the competitive online marketplace. The changing security landscape has demonstrated not all CAs are the same, and choosing the right CA is critical to running and maintaining a safe and trusted online business. This white paper looks at the role of CAs in web security, including what measures a CA can take to promote trust in its certificates and the criteria to consider when choosing the best CA for the job.

Provided by: Symantec Topic: Security Date Added: Dec 2011 Format: PDF

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