When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a level of encryption is established based on the type of SSL Certificate, the client Web browser, operating system, and host server’s capabilities. That is why SSL Certificates feature a range of encryption levels, such as "up to 256-bit". Strong encryption, at 128-bits, can calculate 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That's more than a trillion times a trillion stronger. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a secured SSL session.
Symantec Certificates comes from the highest levels of Authentication in the industry. Organization Validation and Extended Validation for EV Certs.
A vulnerability is a potential entry point through which a Website’s functionality or data can be damaged, downloaded, or manipulated. A typical Website (even the simplest blog) may have thousands of potential vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability assessment is free with the purchase of every Symantec brand Extended Validation or Pro SSL Certificate.
Malware is short for malicious software and is also known as malicious code. Hackers exploit security weaknesses on your server to gain access to your Website and install malicious code. They use your Website to spread viruses, hijack computers, and steal sensitive data such as credit card numbers or other personal information. Malware code is not easily detected and may infect your customers’ computers when they visit your Website.
The Norton Trust Seal is a dynamic, animated graphic that displays on Web pages secured by Symantec SSL Certificates and Web sites authenticated by Symantec. When users click the Norton seal, a verification page opens that contains information about your organization, the status of your malware scan, and SSL Certificate details.
When customers browse online, they often find a long list of Web sites vying for their business. Seal-in-Search™, a feature exclusive to Symantec SSL Certificate solutions and the Norton™ Secured Seal, puts the Norton seal next to your link to show that your Web site is trusted by Symantec.