Entrust's SSL revocation response time 68 percent faster than average of
other leadings CAs
DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Entrust Certificate Services, the SSL and digital certificate division of Entrust Inc., optimizes the performance of its Online
Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) service via Akamai's Terra Alta enterprise solutions — resulting in greatly improved website
performance, reliability and security for Entrust SSL customers and
their global users.
"The online channel is a global environment, and it is critical that
users across the world experience a consistent, trusted and fast
browser experience — regardless of geographic location," said David Rockvam, senior vice president of product management and SaaS offerings at
Entrust. "Transitioning our OCSP to Akamai's proven performance
optimization solutions not only helps improve global coverage and
reliability, but pushes our speeds toward to the top of the industry."
According to data obtained from technology performance expert Compuware,
Entrust's average response time for checking the revocation status of
SSL certificates is 68 percent faster than the average of other leading certification authorities (CA).
Entrust's ability to leverage website optimization technology helps
dramatically improve global performance and stability. Website
performance is directly impacted by the speed of the revocation checks,
and the site's uptime is affected by the resiliency of a revocation
service. Revocation services, which vary between CAs, are critical to
While speed, reliability and security continue to be top of mind,
organizations still worry about latency issues with newer SSL
technology. Entrust's OCSP integration helps remedy these concerns,
speeding customer experiences to a point where SSL certificates may be
deployed on homepages. This ultimately increasing customer security
from the moment they engage an organization online.
Akamai's website optimization and Web security solutions are built on
the Akamai Intelligent Platform that consists of more than 135,000
servers deployed in more than 1,000 networks around the world. Because
OCSP responses are cached within globally-distributed Akamai servers,
revocation statuses of a certificate can be provided to the user within
a minimal response time. The Akamai Intelligent Platform constantly
adjusts for Internet bottlenecks and other causes of network latency,
as well as routes the users to the most efficient Akamai server for
their needs, thus improving performance globally.
"Entrust Certificate Services is committed to providing high-level
global performance designed to support Entrust's OCSP and effectively
handle the critical certification revocation-checking process," said
Entrust Certificate Services provide organizations with SSL and specialty digital certificates that are proven, cost-effective and supported by standards-based
technology. Entrust's public root is ubiquitous on more than 99.9
percent of desktop and mobile browsers.
Reporting metrics provided using Compuware APM Application Monitoring,
which combines deep transaction-tracing and smart analytics — with an
end-user perspective — to help deliver faster applications, rapidly
find and fix problems and accelerate time to market. Entrust leveraged
Compuware APM Application Monitoring to collect daily average samples,
every 15 minutes, from each major CA in 15 of the world's major cities.
To learn more about Entrust's revocation speeds and uptime performance,
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governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000
organizations spanning 85 countries. Entrust's award-winning software
authentication platforms manage today's most secure identity
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security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives,
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