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Creating Trust Online with Trusted Data Encryption

Entrust SSL Certificates

The dangers to websites and servers from cyber criminals and hackers are real. As a result, secure identity management has become a critical component of organizational security. A first line of defense are SSL/TLS and digital certificates. Entrust is recognized as a trusted security brand having been at the forefront of the identity-based digital information security market for nearly two decades. Plastic Card Solutions is proud be an authorized dealer for Entrust SSL certificates which are used by governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries.

Entrust Datacard simplifies certificate management to help you improve service uptime, avoid security lapses and preserve brand reputation.

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Why Entrust SSL's?

As the architects of the world’s first commercially available PKI, Entrust is recognized as a trusted security brand, and has been for more than 20 years. Entrust provides world-class customer support for their certificate management solutions and easy-to-use SSL certificates.

  • Quick Issuance
    Verification begins immediately based upon your certificate request, and your certificate is usually ready within 1-2 days.
  • Website security bundles
    Website Security Bundles help find malware on your website and protect it from landing on search engine and email blacklists.
  • Unlimited issuance policy and server licenses
    Enable flexible certificate re-issuance when users lose passwords or re-image machines, and install your certificates on an unlimited number of servers.
  • Self-service certificate creation
    Eliminates the wait for manual certificate issuance.
  • SSL certificate expertise
    Customer service experts are available to help you through every step of the certificate management lifecycle.
  • Established browser trust
    Prevent site visitors from seeing annoying trust dialogs.


The benefits of using Entrust SSL include:

Encrypting Sensitive Information

The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep information sent across the Internet secured and encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.


Any one of the multiple computers that information travels through to get to its final destination could pretend to be your website and trick visitors into sending them personal information. SSL certificates that are purchased from a trusted SSL provider are built on top of a proper Public Key Infrastructure. These SSL certificates provide authentication so that website visitors are sure that their information is going to the right server and not to a criminal’s. Trusted SSL providers are important because they will only issue an SSL certificate to a company that has been verified through multiple identity checks. Certain types of SSL certificates, like EV SSL Certificates, require more validation than others. Web browser manufacturers verify that SSL providers are following specific practices and have been audited by a third-party such as WebTrust.

PCI Compliance

It is also important to know that you cannot take credit card information on your website unless you pass certain audits such as PCI compliance, which require a proper SSL certificate.

Gain Trust of Your Visitors/Customers

Web browsers give visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to alert site visitors that their connection is secured through your SSL certificate. This increases trust. SSL providers will also give you a specialized “trust seal” to place on your website, to show that you’ve chosen a Trusted SSL Provider.

Protect Website Visitors from Phishing

Criminals use phishing to get sensitive information from unsuspecting site visitors. Phishing is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial/personal information by posing as a legitimate website/company. Phishing occurs when a criminal impersonates a website, and then sends an email with a link to the false website to capture information. However, criminals cannot perfectly replicate a website with an SSL certificate.

Entrust SSL Certificate Offerings
Find the Right SSL for your Needs

SSL certificates are one of the most important components of encrypting your website data and making your Internet transactions secure. That’s why choosing the right SSL Certificate is so vital.

Entrust SSL Certificates are designed to meet a variety of needs, and have additional hard-to-find features such as strong encryption and browser trust. Regardless of how many servers you have, domains you need secured or your server’s type, Entrust has an SSL Certificate for you.

Choose from the following types of certificates:

  • Standard
    Entrust Standard SSL certificates are ideal when you need an SSL certificate delivered rapidly. Entrust Standard SSL certificates secure ecommerce, communications and private information passed from browser to Web server and between servers. Entrust Standard SSL Certificates provide website encryption and identification for and
  • Advantage
    Entrust Advantage SSL certificates secure ecommerce, communications and private information passed from browser to Web server and between servers. With more features than Entrust’s Standard SSL certificates, Entrust Advantage SSL Certificates offer greater set-up and deployment flexibility.
  • EV-Extend Validation
    Entrust EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificates are supported by the most complete validation processes available, including certificate transparency for the Google Chrome browser. These certificates take advantage of the added visual cues in today’s popular browsers, including the green address bar in Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome — a clear indicator to your customers that your website is secure.
  • Wildcard
    Entrust Wildcard SSL Certificates offer a great combination of flexibility and value, allowing system administrators to future-proof the addition of sub-domains while streamlining management. Entrust Wildcard SSL Certificates secure an entire domain, and include the option to purchase additional non-related domain names and non-related wildcard domains, with up to 250 total domain names in the certificate.
  • UC-Multi-Domain (Unified Communication)
    Entrust UC Multi-Domain SSL Certificates secure multiple domains, sub-domains or hostnames with a single SSL certificate — saving you time and money when compared to buying individual certificates. A total of four domains are included in the base price. Need more? Purchase more domains, sub-domains or hostnames.
  • Private
    Entrust Private SSL Certificates provide the same key sizes, signing algorithms, validity periods and CA protection as Entrust’s proven publicly trusted SSL certificates. Entrust Private SSL Certificates are used by organizations wishing to secure non-fully-qualified domain names.

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