Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SSL Certificate Updated in CRM

We have offered 128/256-Bit SSL Encryption when accessing our page for quite some time. You'll find that this is the same level of encryption offered in the banking industry and the highest standard supported by browsers today. All our certificates are signed with 2048-bit root keys and meet the latest NIST standards.

We strongly recommend accessing our ordering system/CRM over SSL, and this is why we have updated our certificate with a Comodo Positive SSL certificate in our ordering system/CRM. No annoying browser nags that come with a self-signed certificate on these pages.

You may also access our main page over SSL; this is not necessary, none of your personal information is displayed or stored on this domain. If you wish to use SSL on these pages we suggest you accept the self-signed certificate here and then trust this certificate. It is perfectly safe, and we feel it is as secure as the Comodo certificate since we are the issuer.

We also will continue to provide a self-signed certificate on our hosting/dns server panel for customers. We suggest you use SSL here as well, and accept the self-signed certificate. While no personally identifiable information is here, you will want your login information to go to our control panel encrypted over SSL.

If you have web hosting, and want your own SSL Certificate with NullShells Networks, we don't charge you at all. Our control panel automatically will generate you a self-signed certificate that offers 256-Bit SSL encryption when you check the box to enable SSL on your website. Self-signed certificates are just as good as "trusted" certificates; however, these are not recommended for e-commerce areas. If you wish to use any SSL Certificate with your Web Hosting plan, you will need to purchase a Static IP address and contact us to put the certificate in place.