Our data center in Orlando, Florida. This means that we do everything ourselves – installs, monitoring, modifications, reboots. We have full control over our operations and only a fraction of web hosts can offer this peace of mind.
- 25,000 square feet
- Single-story concrete tilt-wall building
- Category 5 storm resistant
- On-site personnel 24x7x365
- Electronic and physical security
- Man-trap entry and badge-only access provided by ADT Security
- Video surveillance
- 2 X 625KVA Caterpillar Diesel Generators
- 500KVA Powerware 9315 UPS
- 2 Battery Strings Providing (15 minutes runtime when fully loaded)
- 2 X 1,000 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tanks
- Routine System Testing
Connectivity and Bandwidth
- Level3 Dual Gigabit Internet Backbone
- TW Telecom Gigabit Internet Backbone
- Multiple Third-party Carriers
- Cisco Gigabit Switch Routers
- Private Network Availability
- 32 Gigabit Bandwidth Network Capacity
Constant 72F/45% humidity precision control
Separate cooling zones
237 Tons of total cooling capacity composed of the following:
- - 6 X 30 Ton Libert CRAC units
- - 1 X 15 Ton Pacakage Air unit
- - 1 X 25 Ton Pacakage Air unit
- - 1 X 5 Ton Libert CRAC unit
- - 1 X 12 Ton Pacakage Air unit
Building Management and Monitoring System
Electrical monitoring and environmental controls
Under floor water detection system
VESDA smoke detection
Fire Suppression System
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): How It Works
What Happens When a Browser Encounters SSL
- A browser attempts to connect to a website secured with SSL.
- The browser requests that the web server identify itself.
- The server sends the browser a copy of its SSL Certificate.
- The browser checks whether it trusts the SSL Certificate. If so, it sends a message to the server.
- The server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
- Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the server and https appears.
Encryption Protects Data During Transmission
Web servers and web browsers rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to help users protect their data during transfer by creating a uniquely encrypted channel for private communications over the public Internet. Each SSL Certificate consists of a key pair as well as verified identification information. When a web browser (or client) points to a secured website, the server shares the public key with the client to establish an encryption method and a unique session key. The client confirms that it recognizes and trusts the issuer of the SSL Certificate. This process is known as the "SSL handshake" and it begins a secure session that protects message privacy, message integrity, and server security.
Credentials Establish Identity Online
Credentials for establishing identity are common: a driver's license, a passport, a company badge. SSL Certificates are credentials for the online world, uniquely issued to a specific domain and web server and authenticated by the SSL Certificate provider. When a browser connects to a server, the server sends the identification information to the browser.
To view a websites' credentials:
- Click the closed padlock in a browser window
- Click the trust mark (such as a Norton Secured Seal)
- Look in the green address bar triggered by an Extended Validation (EV) SSL
Authentication Generates Trust in Credentials
Trust of a credential depends on confidence in the credential issuer, because the issuer vouches for the credential's authenticity. Certification Authorities use a variety of authentication methods to verify information provided by organizations. Digicert, the leading Certification Authority, is well known and trusted by browser vendors because of our rigorous authentication methods and highly reliable infrastructure. Browsers extend that trust to SSL Certificates issued by Digicert.
Extend Protection beyond HTTPS
Digicert SSL Certificates offer more services to protect your site and grow your online business. Our combination of SSL, vulnerability assessment and daily website malware scanning helps you provide site visitors with a safer online experience and extend server security beyond https to your public-facing web pages. The Norton Secured Seal and Digicert Seal-in-Search technology help assure your customers that your site is safe from search to browse to buy.
To learn more about how SSL certificates work and the benefits of implementing SSL on your website, visit our "SSL Explained" interactive resource.