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  • October 16, 2017

    There are many SSL checkers out there which are used to check the validity and installation of a websites SSL Certificate. Majority of these checkers may vary on the information that they display or may have limitations, as they only perform their function as programmed. Aside from using an SSL Checker tool there is always the manual way of using your browser to check proper installations.

    If you would like to learn how to check using a browser SSLSupportDesk features such an article Troubleshooting: Checking SSL installation with a browser.

    Some SSL Checkers are extremely advanced and will not only check the validity of a SSL certificate, but can also point out flaws in a server’s configuration or software.

    Qualys SSL Labs has an SSL Server Test (SSL Checker) tool that is well executed and implemented.

    Please follow these steps to test your installation:

    1. Access the Qualys SSL Labs Server Test checker, click here
    2. Enter the URL/Domain name of the server that you wish to check & click Submit


    Troubleshooting Unresolved https address:

    SSL checkers will only work if your website is publicly accessible from outside your network. More than likely if your website is internal you will not get any results.

    Example: We used a domain name that does not exist in the outside work and get this result.

    Qualys Checker


    How to read Qualys SSL Server Test Checker:

    Using sslsupportdesk.com which is accessible to the open internet lets see how Qualys SSL Server Test Checker works.

    With a successful installation we should see the following quality of the server system:

    Qualys Checker

    Summary:

    1. Overall Rating: Based on the quality of the server system running the Domain Name submitted. Factors that attribute to this Overall Rating are from combining the categories of Certificate, Protocol Support, Key Exchange, Cipher Strength.
    2. Certificate: Factors to this Quality are…
      1. Domain name mismatch.
      2. Certificate not yet valid.
      3. Certificate expired.
      4. Use of a self-signed certificate.
      5. Use of a certificate that is not trusted.
      6. Use of a revoked certificate.
    3. Protocol Support: The encryption protocols that are available to clients visiting this web server.
    4. Key Exchange: The distribution of the public and private keys and their strength when setting up encryption between client and server.
    5. Cipher Strength: Ciphers perform the actual encryption/decryption of the key pair running on the server system. Some can be considered weak, others strong.

    Troubleshooting:

    If there are any warnings or concerns the Qualys SSL Server Test Checker finds will be denoted below the Summary.

    Qualys Checker

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    Red = Very bad
    Yellow = Advisories or Industry changes that may turn into red over time.

    More information regarding the checkers findings can usually be found by clicking MORE INFO.

    Note: You may need to contact your server hosting provider or server vendor in order to perform updates, how to turn off certain protocols, or set the proper configurations needed for a good rating.


    Authentication:

    Server Key and Certificate # 1: States the information pertaining to the SSL certificate running on the Server System in Https:
    Additional Certificates (If Supplied): Lists any additional Certificates that are also radiating off the server system. Usually these are Intermediate CA certificates.
    Certification Paths: Shows the entire Chain Of Trust. Usually SSL Certificate > Intermediate > Root.

    Note: The last certificate in this chain will be the root certificate. At times a yellow “Sent by Server” may appear on the Root. This only means that when a SSL connection is being made to the server that the server is presenting and forcing a root certificate to the client. Usually the Root certificate should only rest in the client’s browser Trust Store. Don’t be alarmed as some servers have to present this due to their programming. Although proper practice dictates that they shouldn’t.

    Qualys Checker


    Configuration:

    Protocols: The encryption protocols that are available to clients visiting this web server.
    Cipher Suites: The child protocols the perform the actual encryption session.
    Handshake Simulation: Mimics the different browsers used to connect to the server.
    Off Note: Most modern browser systems will automatically choose the best most secure connection the browser is capable of regardless of how the server is configured.
    Protocol Details: More information regarding how the server system is handling protocols.
    Miscellaneous: Server type running Domain Name, Timestamp check occurred, etc.


    Qualys SSL Labs Server Test Checker tool is operated and managed by Qualys. This SSL Checker is one of many publicly available on the internet that can help you diagnose problems with your SSL certificate installation, or other errors that are associated with your server system.

    Note: You may need to contact your server hosting provider or server vendor in order to perform updates, how to turn off certain protocols, or set the proper configurations needed for a good rating.


    About SSLSupportDesk:

    SSLSupportDesk is part of Acmetek who is a Symantec Website Security Solutions Authorized Distributor and a Platinum Partner. Acmetek offers all 4 Brands of SSL Certificates, Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL.Offering Norton Shopping Guarantee that inspires trust and increases online sales with a 20x ROI Guarantee.

    Contact an SSL Specialist to buy your SSL Certificates from Acmetek, a Symantec Strategic/Platinum Distributor.

    Become a Partner and create additional revenue stream while the heavy lifting for you.

  • March 8, 2017

    Acmetek Partners with Norton Shopping Guarantee To Bring Online Merchants Trust & Security.Norton Shopping

    Acmetek is proud to announce that it has partnered with Norton Shopping Guarantee able to give Acmetek online commerce clients the perfect tool to help sale. The Norton Shopping Guarantee (NSG) is a revolutionary solution designed to increase conversion, average order value, repeat buyers and customer satisfaction. This magnificent product will help reduce shoppers’ concerns about information security, product authenticity, timely delivery, and getting a good price.

    Features and Benefits for Merchants:

    At a glance how NSG can benefits merchants:

    • Free & Easy Installation.
    • Norton Shopping Guarantee can be installed on any website in less than 1 hour.
    • 100% Risk Free Trial.
      • The purpose of the free trial is to run an A/B split test so that you can quantify the impact before making a
        buying decision.
      • 20x ROI Guarantee NSG.
      • NO financial commitment needed to run a test of Norton Shopping Guarantee.
    • For every dollar invested NSG guarantees a minimum of return $20.00 in gross sales.
    • No long-term contracts
      • Norton Shopping Guarantee commitments are all month-to-month and you are free to retest or stop using our service at any time.

    Norton Shopping Guarantee Benefits for Buyers:

    Norton Shopping Guarantee merchants provide their buyers with a 30 day guarantee that includes:

    • ID Theft Protection up to $10,000.
      • Comprehensive identity theft coverage to safeguard your personal information
    • Full 3rd party guarantee of your purchase terms of sale of up to $1,000 is provided
    • Lowest Price Guarantee up to $100.
      • If the same store’s published price drops within 30 days of a purchase, NSG pays the difference

    Visit www.TheShoppingGuarantee.com to see and learn more about the NSG product


    Lead Tech Engineer: Dominic Rafael
    dsrafael@acmetek.com

  • February 21, 2017

    ACMETEK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, has made the Inc. 5000 magazine list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Acmetek achieved a three-year growth of 182% and continues to expand its security solutions to its clients across the world.

    Inc. 5000 Inc. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York  City, is an American

    monthly publication focused on growing companies.
    For 35 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. The magazine publishes annual lists of the fastest-growing publicly held and private small companies in the U.S. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show three full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

    As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Acmetek Global Solutions shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable

    alumni. The 2016 list added such powerhouses as Dollar Shave Club, Bai Drinks, Orange Theory Fitness, ipsy, Square, Yeti Coolers, and Ruby Receptionists.

    Acmetek started its journey into Website Security Solutions mainly focusing on SSL

    in 2010 as a result of a simple observation: SSL has evolved over the years, but Technology Distributors and Businesses have not adapted. This mismatch led the founders of Acmetek to create the vision for the SSL experience and to develop the Channel Enablement Model to support it.  With  integrated set of tools and savvy enablement support, partners can now offer SSL/TLS and implement Security Solutions their clients across the globe.

    Acmetek’s sole mission is to make the world more secure with our growing fleet of Website Security Solutions. Our passion in security is seen by our clients and they know full heartily that they are in good hands. Acmetek’s success is testimony to our team’s creativity, resilience, and tenacity.

    “We are deeply honored to be in such great company as all those recognized by Inc. magazine,” stated Ramesh Nuti, CEO of Acmetek.  “I am very proud of the entire Acmetek team and we are excited to be recognized by such an illustrious publication. This is a true testament to our commitment to quality and 100% client satisfaction.”


    Media Contact: Meenu Kuar, PR Manager,
    mkaur@acmetek.com