Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL or EVSSL) certificates are widely considered to be the most trusted option currently available for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. While EV SSL certificates utilize the same levels of security as conventional SSL certificates, they do require more extensive verification of the certificate requestor by the certificate authority (CA) issuing the certificate.
Websites using EV SSL certificates have a unique visual indication in a Web browser’s URL bar to help users identify the use of increased security verification measures. Internet Explorer, for example, displays a green address bar in the URL as well as the certificate’s security vendor and the name of the organization associated with the certificate.
Browsers that currently support visual identification for EVSSL certificates include Google Chrome (all versions), Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 7 and later), Mozilla Firefox (v3.5 and later), Apple Safari (v3.2 and later) and Opera (v9.5 and later). The Extended Validation Standard for EV SSL certificates was approved in 2006 by a group of leading SSL Certificate Authorities and browser vendors.
- IBM CloudBurst
CloudBurst is a “ready-to-go” solution from IBM that’s designed to provide resource monitoring, cost management and services availability in a cloud. IBM CloudBurst is a key component in the company’s lineup of cloud computing solutions, which also includes IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud, IBM Smart Desktop Cloud and IBMSmartCloud Enterprise. CloudBurst can also refer to […]
Originally a Canadian-based business intelligence and performance management software solutions provider, Cognos was acquired by IBM in 2007 and has since had its software renamed as Cognos Business Intelligence and Financial Performance Management, or Cognos BI and FPM for short. Cognos software is currently used to help businesses gain a better understanding of their financial […]
- licensing technology
Software licensing technology enables software developers to protect their intellectual property by facilitating the process of creating, issuing and managing software licenses. Licensing technology typically includes license key generation, license registration and license management tools to prevent the developer’s software from being copied, shared or otherwise illegally used (aka pirated) by non-licensed users.
- licensing strategy
Software licensing strategy involves the decision-making process and implementation of rules or policies for protecting the intellectual property of a software developer. A wide variety of software licensing strategies exist to meet the needs of the software developer as well as the end user or enterprise that will be utilizing the software. Common licensing strategies […]
- Cloud Provisioning
The phrase cloud provisioning refers to the deployment of a company’s cloud computing strategy, which typically involves selecting which applications and services will reside in the public cloud and which will remain on site behind the firewall or in the private cloud. Cloud provisioning also entails developing the processes for interfacing with the cloud’s applications […]