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ISO certification renewed and extended with 9001 and WebTrust

31 January 2018

In 2017, we’ve put a lot of effort into renewing Xolphin’s ISO 27001:2013 and WebTrust certification, as well as achieving the ISO 9001:2015 certification. We are glad to announce that we received all three certifications from Ernst & Young on December, 14. What are ISO certifications? ISO 27001:2013 is the international ISO standard for information ...

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Maximum validity period SSL certificates becomes 2 years

19 January 2018

The guidelines for issuing SSL certificates will be tightened from March 1. From this date onwards, the CA / Browser forum allows a maximum validity period of 825 days (approximately 27 months) for all SSL certificates. Applying for certificates with a longer duration is no longer possible from that time. What does this mean for new applications? This change applies to ...

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Delayed delivery of Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte SSL certificates

13 December 2017

Since December 2017 SSL certificates from Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte are being issued by DigiCert. Due to the deadlines set by browsers, millions of certificates worldwide have to be validated and issued again. As a result, the delivery time of Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte certificates is currently longer than usual. All Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte certificates issued before the 1st ...

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Investment firm purchases majority stock in Comodo certificate division

31 October 2017

Today, Fransisco Partners announced they have purchased a share in Comodo Group’s Certificate Authority division. Comodo products and brands will remain maintained. What has changed exactly? Comodo has sold a majority share of their certificate division to US-based technology investment firm Francisco Partners. Comodo’s Certificate Authority division will operate independently to expand and optimize their SSL certificate ...

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Google Chrome intensifies warnings for insecure HTTP websites

24 October 2017

Google Chrome has increased the warnings shown to users when visiting insecure HTTP websites without an SSL certificate as of version 62. Chrome has been showing such warnings since January 2017 for fields related to passwords, credit card data and the like. In the new version, Chrome shows this warning for any insecure field. Which warnings were already shown? Starting ...

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Google Chrome timeline for Symantec SSL discontinuation

9 October 2017

On September 11th 2017 - Google published their final plan for the discontinuation of the support of Symantec SSL certificates, in which they also mentioned the role of DigiCert. The issue between Symantec and Google Due to several incidents with Symantec certificates over the last few years, Google has lost trust in Symantec’s PKI infrastructure. The aim of the following ...

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Google discontinues supporting Symantec certificates, Symantec sells SSL division to DigiCert

3 August 2017

Late March 2017 Google announced their plan to take measures against Symantec, which would lead to a lot of issues for the support of Symantec certificates in Google Chrome. Following this announcement, both parties created various proposals on how to solve the situation. Google just announced their final proposal regarding the support of Symantec certificates in Google Chrome. In reaction ...

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Comodo changes domain validation

29 June 2017

The CA/Browser Forum has specified new rules for domain validation, which will affect the way domain control is checked before issuing certificates. Comodo announced the implementation of these rules at short notice - they will be implemented by July 20th 2017. The adjustments will primarly affect the alternative validation methods CNAME and file validation. These adjusted CA/B Guideliness will ...

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Google and Symantec approaching a resolution

7 June 2017

Last March, Google announced to take measures against Symantec, affecting SSL certificates issued by Symantec in Google Chrome. On May 19, a collective proposal has been published, reducing risk for users of Symantec certificates as well as retaining Google Chrome users’ safety. Since the end of May, many conversations have been held regarding the proposals. The entire discussion can ...

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New General Terms

7 June 2017

Xolphin has new general terms, which replace the old general terms. What has changed? The previous terms were outdated and have been entirely rewritten. The new terms are more readable and explanations about new products like vulnerability scans have been added. The terms and conditions are available in multiple languages and can be downloaded in PDF easily. There is also ...

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