Tag Archives: Discovery

Certificate Key Lengths: Bigger is Better

September 7, 2012 by Scott Shetler     No Comments

As previously discussed,  Microsoft issued a security advisory announcing they will block keys that are less than 1024 bits long. This feature will appear in an update for supported versions of Microsoft Windows (not affecting Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012; the functionality is already there) and, of course, you have to upgrade to this [Read More...]

Security Focus: It’s What’s Behind the Seal That Matters

April 24, 2012 by Dave Rockvam     No Comments

In my last post, I briefly discussed a survey Entrust commissioned to understand the effect trust seals have on online transaction behavior. Coincidentally, I discovered an article in IEEE Security & Privacy magazine about a similar survey the magazine conducted. Security-related items were one of eight different factors the survey identified that affected the participants’ [Read More...]

How Do I Find & Inventory My Certificates?

August 12, 2011 by Scott Shetler     No Comments
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series SSL Certificate Management

In previous posts, I’ve discussed why you’d want to inventory your certificates. Now let’s discuss how you can inventory your certificates.

Historically, we’ve found a lot of prospective customers using a spreadsheet to maintain a listing of certificates, owners and expiry dates. There are problems with this approach: data is manually collected; information becomes outdated quickly; often data that is required is not collected at all; and it’s also challenging to receive reliable email notifications from a spreadsheet.

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