Wesentra was named the SSL Partner of the Year EMEA

With our CTO Harri Tuuva we attended the Entrust Datacard’s Global Partner Conference in London last June. During the conference we heard market updates on current situation in SSL-world and also,  information on other solutions provided by Entrust Datacard. As a part of the conference, Entrust Datacard rewarded their strategic partners and Wesentra was named the SSL partner of the Year EMEA.

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How SSL Certificates Work

SSL certificates are used to initiate secure communications over computer networks, usually referred as HTTPS traffic. Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV) Certificates provide both encryption and identification: user can check the name of the organization from a certificate and can be sure that a reliable third party (Certificate Authority – CA) has validated the organization. Domain Validated (DV) certificates give only encryption as the organization has not been validated at all. The actual name and protocol is TLS (Transport Layer Security) but I will use the term SSL (Secure Socket Layer) because it is still better known and more commonly used.

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