It narrowly edged out "it is what it is" as the most overused buzzword of the year. I hope it enjoys its view from the top as it will surely go the way of past winners of this prestigious award. As history has proven, the terms that you hear over and over again in the boardroom will eventually go the way of "value add" and "going viral". The last I heard, the 2001 buzzword of the year "e-business" has fallen on hard times, drives a 1984 Renault Alliance, moved back in with its parents and pays $250 a month to live in the den. How the mighty have fallen.
While "cloud computing" may be called something else in the next few years (may I suggest "externetting"?), there is little doubt that it's a trend that will persist and continue to grow. Quite simply, more of the critical services that we need to be productive will reside "out there". The benefits are obvious as the burden of securing and backing up data, updating software and maintaining an expansive network will be the sole responsibility of the provider. As more and more applications are securely presented over the Internet, which SSL certificate providers will benefit from the increase of subscriptions?
Verisign is clearly the most recognized name and an industry leader. It denotes stability and is trusted throughout all industries. However, the cost of their products is almost double what other competitors are offering. Is it worth it? In my opinion, I do not believe it's worth it unless it is a high volume commerce website and the presence of the Verisign seal on the website could influence a purchase. For securing basic websites, Outlook Web Access, terminal servers, there is no better value than GlobalSign. They provide the same level of encryption as Verisign, can provide the "green bar" functionality if needed, and provide more flexibility on how it protects servers.
At the end of the day, you want to reach out and leverage your investment in your IT infrastructure, which will create a value-add for you and your clients, which ultimately produces synergy and a win-win for all involved. The prior sentence has nothing to do with SSL certificates, I just wanted to set a personal "buzzword" record. It was exhausting typing it and I'm sorry that you just had to read it. For those that just read it and nodded their head as if there was some pertinent information there, I have to tell you this... I don't like you and we can never be friends. I feel strongly about this.
On a more serious note, Trigon employs some the highest level IT security experts in the field and our goal is to secure your systems at an affordable cost. For more information regarding GlobalSign certificates, please contact us and we can get your external facing servers secured quickly and effectively.