Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
Security providers work continuously to innovate technology to upend hackers who are diligent in their efforts to craft clever new ways to steal data. Advanced ECC, while not new, uses a different approach than standard RSA. RSA draws its strength by using increasingly larger logarithms, which take more time to process. ECC, on the other hand, relies on discovering a distinct logarithm within a random elliptic curve. The larger the elliptic curve, the greater the security. Using a random formula improves the encryption strength while a smaller logarithm increases the performance of digital certificates.
ECC uses a smaller algorithm to generate keys that are exponentially stronger than RSA keys.
The smaller algorithm means less data is being verified between the server and the client, which translates to increased network performance. This is especially important for websites that experience a high level of traffic.
Is ECC Right for You?
Entrust Datacard’s SSL Certificates using ECC technology are ideal for scenarios where server-load performance is critical, and site visitors and the Web/app server are known to be compatible with ECC keys.