The application of 3rd party certification programme in Malaysia
In a virtual world today, people are behaving doubt on sending and receiving the sensitive information. Unsecured website has incurring the worries of large numbers of internet users when they are required to provide or update their profile, update their bank accounts and etc. Thus, Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) is the best solution to build users’ trust through getting an SSL Certificate for your website.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a technology developed by Netscape and adopted by all vendors who are producing product that related to Web software for the exchange between client and server. It negotiates and employs the essential functions of mutual authentication, data encryption, and data integrity for secure transactions. SSL Certificate is also known as digital certificates which is an electronic file that enable secure confidential communications and identifies individuals and web sites on the internet uniquely by serving as sort of a digital passport or credential. It is possible to verify someone’s claim that they have the right to use the key in order to prevent people from using phone keys to impersonate others users and ensure the involvement of all parties in a transaction with a complete security solution.
It is issued by Certification Authority (CA), a trusted third party. Certification Authority must take steps to establish the identity of the people or organization to whom they issue the ID. Authenticity is ensured when certificate is issued once establishes with its organization’s public keys and signs with Certification Authority’s private key.
VeriSign SSL Certificates is the public encrypted key that Webmaster sends to CA which is a standard part of most web server and web browser packages when works in conjunction with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. VeriSign will review the credentials and check through all the background of organization to ensure that the claim of organization before issuing any server certificate. The browser will verify its business purpose through ID automatically when browser connects to a legitimate site with VeriSign SSL Certificates. After that, information received by Web visitor is identical to encryption between browser and server and no modification is taken place.
VeriSign is one of trust brand on internet to further enhance operation of e-commerce because it gives confidence to customer in communication and online business transactions. In turn, the company will receive accurate information that the customer could not refute later. Additional protection against the misuse and expired certificates is provided. Thus, there was nearly one million times that people have clicked on VeriSign Secured Seals during year 2002.