As an e-commerce business, you must deliver the highest levels of trust and security. Global Server IDs, available from your ISP or Web Hosting provider, are the solution, enabling you to conduct authenticated, strongly encrypted online commerce.
Server IDs allow site visitors to submit credit card numbers or other personal information online with the assurance that they are doing business with you (not an impostor’s “spoof ”) and that the information they send you—such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data— cannot be intercepted or decrypted over the Web.
SSL Server IDS for the strongest authentication and encryption
VeriSign’s Server IDs apply state-of-the-art SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology to encrypt e-commerce transactions. Web server software and all the leading Web browsers are already enabled for SSL: all you need is a Server ID to take advantage of it. SSL comes in two strengths, 40-bit and 128-bit, which refer to the length of the “session key” generated by every encrypted transaction.
The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break the encryption code. Most browsers support 40-bit SSL sessions, and the latest browsers enable users to encrypt transactions in 128-bit sessions—trillions of times stronger than 40-bit sessions.
VeriSign Server IDS ensure encryption for the broadest range of users
Microsoft and Netscape offer two versions of their browsers that enable different levels of encryption: domestic or North American versions, which enable 128-bit SSL sessions; and export or International versions, which enable 40-bit or 128-bit SSL sessions depending on the type of Server ID with which the browser is communicating
Global Server IDS enable 128-bit SSL encryption—the world’s strongest— with both domestic and export versions of Microsoft and Netscape browsers. (Most users in the U.S and around the world use export-version browsers—requiring a VeriSign Global Server ID to enable 128-bit SSL.) Global Server IDs are becoming the standard for online merchants, banks, brokerages, health care organizations, insurance companies—any business for which online security is a paramount concern.
Secure Server IDS enable 40-bit SSL when communicating with export-version browsers, and 128-bit SSL encryption when communicating with domestic version browsers. Secure Server IDs are best for intranets, extranets, and lower volume e-commerce sites.
Browser Type Secure Server ID Global Server ID Domestic 128-bit 128-bit Export 40-bit 128-bit