Security, in the form of
authenticated & encrypted communication between your customers' browser
and your web site, is achieved by the application of digital certificates.
Kantara is authorised to supply and install digital certificates from either
of the two leading Certification Authorities.
Kantara Web Hosting for Business features a
secure order facility for your use protected by our own Thawte SupertCert
certificate, with the option to install a dedicated certificate.
For more information contact an Internet
organisations and individuals world-wide
Digital certificates for
most security applications
SSL Certificate Overview
server certificates? What does a web server SSL cert do?
When you connect to a
secure web server you ask that server to authenticate itself. This
authentication is quite a complex process involving public keys, private
keys and a digital certificate. The certificate tells you that an
independent third party has agreed that the server belongs to the company
it claims to belong to. A valid certificate means that you can have
confidence that you are sending information to the right place.
role does Thawte play?
issues such certificates to organisations and individuals world-wide. We
are the only CA that has representatives across the globe: in the US,
Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia and many other countries. Our
certificates interoperate smoothly with the latest software from Microsoft
and Netscape, so you can rest assured that your purchase of a Thawte Server
Certificate will give your customers confidence in your system and
choose Thawte over other CA's?
The Thawte business
process is both efficient and secure. We have streamlined operations to
offer you the fastest realistic turnaround time on certificate requests
without compromising the integrity of our process. Our local representative
program means that in many countries a security expert is a local or
national call away, instead of halfway around the planet. In short, we are
100% focused on customer service in the certification marketplace. Thawte
services a significant portion of the worldwide market for end user digital
Secure Site Services
Trust is considered the
primary key to enabling e-commerce on the Internet, and why Kantara offers
its customers VeriSign digital certificates for securing their Web sites
and enterprises. VeriSign, the world's leading Trust Authority on the
Internet, issues a wide range of digital certificates for most security
- SSL certificates for
web servers - encrypt communications between your Web site and your
customers' browsers and provide proof of identity
- Personal Digital IDs
for individuals - for secure access control and to encrypt email
- IPSec certificates
for network devices - secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
- Technical training
for everything you need to know for safe e-commerce
your customers confidence with VeriSign Server IDs
VeriSign SSL Server IDs
encrypt communications between your Web site and your customers' browsers,
which virtually eliminates the threat of outsiders capturing your
customers' sensitive information. Also, Server IDs provide proof of your
identity to visitors - authenticated by VeriSign - which prevents a third
party from spoofing your Web site. When your customers feel secure in
passing sensitive information, like their credit card information, to your
Web site, they will return again and again to purchase goods and services
from your site. Kantara understands the importance of providing its
customers with trust solutions, as part of its comprehensive e-commerce
VeriSign is the leading Certificate Authority in the world
VeriSign has secured over 120,000 Internet web sites since 1995, including
98 of the Fortune 100, 400 of the Fortune 500, and all of the top 25
VeriSign is the #1 sign of trust on the Internet www.studioarchetype.com/cheskin/
(Studio Archetype/Cheskin Research 1/99)
VeriSign has been selected as Netscape's premier Certificate Authority and
sponsors the Security Channel on Netcenter.
Every VeriSign Web site customer receives the VeriSign Secure Site Logo
next to its listing in Network Solutions' dot com Directory, which is the
most comprehensive Internet site index available.
VeriSign is the only Certificate Authority in the world that is audited
annually by KPMG for adherence to its stringent security standards, and
that is also audited and approved by VISA.
- Peace of Mind:
VeriSign offers $100,000 in Netsure warranty protection with each Server
ID guarding against fraud and misuse of the certificate.
Every VeriSign customer is part of the VeriSign Trust Network (VTN), a
globally interoperable digital certificate infrastructure supported by a
trusted network of Certification Authorities throughout the world,
including AT&T, British Telecommunications, France Telecom/CertPlus,
and 13 other worldwide VeriSign affiliates.