Hardware-based SSL certificates

Tuesday, 8 April 2003, 1:25 AM EST

VeriSign and hardware encryption specialist nCipher are coming to market with hardware-based SSL Certificates, designed to boost protection against online data theft and Web site spoofing.

The VeriSign Hardware Protected SSL Certificate, available from next month, proves that the private key associated with the certificate is originated, protected and managed in a way that complies with FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standard).

This level of assurance is supplied courtesy of nCipher FIPS validated hardware security module (HSM), which boosts performance and protects against software-orientated key finding attacks.

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