Following the publication in the TSL (Trusted-services Status List), InfoCert has been officially acknowledged as a Qualified Trust Service Provider of SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) for websites’ authentication.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Effective from July 1st, 2016, eIDAS Regulation clearly distinguish electronic trust services providers from qualified trust services ones (QTSP). To be acknowledged as the latter ones, QTSPs must meet strict requirements, offering a higher level of security, a better guarantee for electronic transactions and more protection for the involved companies.
TSL has been foreseen from eIDAS Regulation to offer an up-to-date list about the existing QTSPs and their related offered services: electronic signatures, electronic seals, time stamps, e-delivery services and authentication certificates for websites.
With the publication in the TSL, InfoCert has been officially recognized as a provider of Qualified SSL Certificates, compliant with the quality standards and reliability requirements set by eIDAS.
INFOCERT’S QUALIFIED SSL CERTIFICATES
SSL Certificates offer users who access a website the certainty that the site belongs to a real and legitimate entity. They help to spread trust in online business transactions, because users can rely on a website that has been authenticated.
SSL Certificates allow to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or an application and a website. The data encryption process permits the transmission of confidential information and data, e.g. those relating to a credit card, without being stolen and used by unauthorized parties.
Before enrolling a Qualified SSL Certificate, InfoCert performs a validation investigation to confirm that the applicant organization:
- legally and physically exists and it is operating;
- has correctly authorized the issue of the certificate;
- has the exclusive right to use the specified domain;
- corresponds to what is stated in the official business registers.
The use of qualified SSL certificates is increasingly required by EU regulations, particularly in areas with a high risk of fraud.