AmbironTrustWave Acquires SecureTrust Corporation
AmbironTrustWave is now directly issuing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates as a result of the company’s acquisition of certificate authority, SecureTrust Corporation. The acquisition closed effective immediately and the terms of the acquisition are private and will not be disclosed.
“With the growing threats from phishing and other online scams, our SSL product suite is the right mix for organizations seeking to increase consumer confidence in their web presence. Merchants who deploy Extended Validation certificates are providing consumers the highest possible assurance of their online presence,” said Robert J. McCullen, Chairman and CEO of AmbironTrustWave. “In addition, the Extended Validation SSL certificate is another tool acquiring banks can offer merchants to reduce exposure to fraud.”
AmbironTrustWave SSL certificates all use 256-Bit encryption – the strongest commercially available encryption standard – which exceeds the minimum standard for encryption established within the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard’s (PCI DSS) requirement of 128-Bit encryption (Requirement #4). In addition, for organizations using 128 or 40-Bit encryption, AmbironTrustWave’s certificates have backward compatibility. The company’s current SSL certificate offerings include:
” Extended Validation SSL Certificates – The highest level of security possible for a web site is the Extended Validation (EV) certificate, which features a green address bar within a web browser. The green address bar designates the web site as authentic and provides consumers with the ultimate assurance. EV certificates are the most effective protection against pervasive online scams such as phishing.
” Premium SSL Certificates – The premium certificate is in use by thousands of businesses and government agencies worldwide. It is for use on websites, mail servers, and intranets.
” Wildcard SSL Certificates – Ideal for organizations to secure unlimited sub-domains for web-mail, intranet, customer portal and control panel with a single certificate.
” S/MIME E-Mail Digital ID’s – Enables an organization to secure email by encrypting message contents and attachments. These digital IDs serve as email source verification to prevent phishing scams.