Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Securing Applications and Server with SSL Certificate

With the advent of web-enabled applications today, the popularity of securing its usage with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate is growing.

SSL is simply a digital identity for a server or website. The identification relies on authentication by a well-known and reliable certificate authority (CA). This is the reason most SSL certificates are issued by CA such as DigiCert, GeoTrust and Thawte. See DigiCert Malaysia.

Increasingly, organizations are using SSL to secure applications such as Virtual Private Network (VPN), tele-conference, email server and Active Directory (AD) server. Of course, the common usage of securing a website with SSL certificate (HTTPS) has also increased with the recent change of Google's preference over HTTPS websites (URL secured with SSL certificate). If you have a server or application you want to secure, do consider the use of SSL certificate.