VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of digital authentication services and products for electronic commerce and other forms of secure communications.
VeriSign provides CCI Net with all its certificate needs for transaction encrypting and shared secure socket layer use.
do Server IDs work?
What is SSL?
Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, originally developed by Netscape,
has become the universal standard on the Web for authenticating
Web sites to Web browser users, and for encrypting
communications between browser users and Web servers. Because
SSL is built into all major browsers and Web servers, simply
installing a digital certificate, or Server ID, enables SSL
- A customer
contacts your site and accesses a secure URL: a
page secured by a Server ID (indicated by a URL that
begins with "https://" instead of just
"http://" or by a message from the browser).
- Your server
responds, automatically sending the customer your
site's digital certificate, which authenticates your
- Your customer's
Web browser generates a unique "session
key" to encrypt all communications with the
- The user's
browser encrypts the session key itself with the
site's public key so only the site can read the
- A secure session
is now established. It all takes only seconds and
requires no action by the user. Depending on the
browser, the user may see a key icon becoming whole
or a padlock closing, indicating that the session is
What is a Server ID?
Installed on your Web server, a Server ID
is a digital credential that enables visitors using Web
browsers to verify your site's authenticity and to
communicate with it securely via SSL encryption.
For intranets, extranets, or any security-focused Web site that
requires the leading SSL certificates and Web site solutions,
Secure Site Services provide you with all of the authentication
and encryption power and added features you need. Choose Secure
Site with a 40-bit SSL (Secure Server) ID.
specific? Find out about CCI Net's Security Solutions
call our sales department at (800)738-7260.