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Certification Authority

 

A trusted third party clearing house that issues Digital Certificates and Digital Signatures. Such certificates include your organisation's name, a serial number, and an expiry date. In addition, and to allow for the encryption and decryption of data, the public key of your organisation. Finally, the digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority so that a recipient can verify that the certificate is valid.

The following companies provide various levels of certification services for organisation's and individuals alike : VeriSign, Entrust, Baltimore Technologies, and Thawte.


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