Web applications often require an added level of security for transporting sensitive data over untrusted networks. This layer of security is achieved through the use of a digital certificate. This certificate securely verifies the identity of the information provided and protects communications from unauthorized individuals. These certificates, commonly referred to as “SSL certificates”, short for Secured Sockets Layer, are generally licensed from an official certificate provider. SSL use is easily identified by the use of “https://” in an Internet address.
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What We Provide
- Payment for certificates.
- Management of certificates, including adding certificates as needed.
- Activation of certificates and installation on web systems.
- Alert BIT of sensitive data being transported external to our private network needing a certificate to be accessed.
- Notification when certificate is no longer needed which allows BIT to repurpose the certificate.
Major Investment Costs
- Purchase of certificates
- Installation costs
- Certificates for vendor-purchased applications can be provided by the vendor.
- All expenses are covered in the BIT Information Management Fee which is billed monthly to agencies per user ID.