You Don't Need A UC Certificate Of Proficiency - We Can Help

If you are interested in using a UCC (Unified Communications Certificate) but aren't necessarily familiar with the product and its benefits don't worry, you don't need to have a UC certificate of proficiency or years in IT administration or management to grasp the basics.

To help you to understand the options and the benefits of this SSL/TLS product, let's take a closer look at what it offers and how it differs from other Comodo SSL certificate options. By the time you finish reading through you will feel like you have a UC certificate of proficiency in UCC and other Comodo products.

The Basics

You have heard of SSL or Secure Sockets Layer technology which allows the secure, encrypted transmission of data between two servers or between a server and a client. The client can be a browser or a device and the browser can be on a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet as well as a laptop or a computer. Other devices may also be able to be covered by an SSL/TLS product and this is becoming increasingly important with new technology such as internet-connected watches and other similar devices.

These SSL or TLS (Transport Socket Layer) security is considered to be impossible to hack or break using today's technology. With new upgrade to 256 bit encryption for data and 2048 bit signatures, it would take millions of years of brute force attacks to make hacking possible.

Also, the technology allows both ends of the system, the client and server, to be aware of there was any change in the data through a man-in-the-middle attack when data is transmitted. This is an additional level of security as these breaches are highly unlikely unless a private key is compromised through a lack of security in the server.

The Options

To help with UC certificate of proficiency in understanding SSL/TLS a quick review of the possible products, other than the UCC, will be helpful. This is just the basics and there is a lot more information on the Comodo website or through the Comodo knowledgebase and resource sections. This is available to anyone; you don't have to be a Comodo customers to access the information.

  • SSL/TLS single domain - the Comodo SSL for a single domain provides different levels of validation. This can be the basic or domain validation or it can include the higher organization validation or OV level. There is also the EV SSL which is the highest level of validation possible. EV or extended validation is only available to organizations, not individuals, and includes a full verification of the business.
  • Wildcard - this option will provide protection for a main domain as well as subdomains under that main domain. This is very useful for ecommerce sites or large websites where having subdomains with their own access easier than going through the navigation on the site to access subfolders.
  • Multi-Domain/SAN - this is similar to the UCC but not the same. The Multi-Domain/SAN uses Subject Alternative Name fields and allows multiple domains to be covered by one certificate. However, it is not specifically designed for the Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications servers. This can create glitches or problems for users on specific types of devices trying to access the server through some URLs.

The UCC Difference

Now, you should be ready for the UC certificate of proficiency in understanding the differences between the options. The UCC is the SSL/TLS option that is specifically designed for securing multiple domains and subdomains in the Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications server environments.

It can also be used across other server platforms as well, but it has the necessary feature and technology to match with the specialized features found on the Microsoft servers.

Comodo is one of a handful of Certificate Authorities authorized as a vendor for the UCC product by Microsoft. As we have worked closely with Microsoft during the development of the SSL/TLS product, it has all the features and functionality needed to work correctly with the automated systems on these servers.

The UCC is very reasonably priced and can secure up to 3 Fully Qualified Domain Name with the basic price. It is also possible to add more Fully Qualified Domain Names as needed using the SAN field with just a small additional fee per domain. Each certificate can secure up to 100 domains, making it a great investment for any business.

To find out more see us online at https://www.instantssl.com or give us a call at +1 888 266 6361. We can answer your questions and help you with anything you need to know about this product or the other SSL/TLS options we have.

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