Comodo and DomenySSL are deprecating SGC

Comodo and DomenySSL are deprecating SGC

06-07-2016 13:23:42
The move away from SGC to your new certificate type will not impact your website security or browser ubiquity as all Comodo and DomenySSL certificates are trusted by 99.9% of browsers and mobile devices and use the very latest security technologies (including SHA-2 algorithms, 2048 signatures and RSA/ECC keys).

Why Comodo and DomenySSL are deprecating SGC?

While very important in the early part of the millennium, SGC technology has become increasingly less relevant in recent years. A US government mandate forced browser vendors like Microsoft and Netscape to provide only 40-56 bit encryption in browsers that were intended for overseas markets. SGC allowed website owners to overcome this restriction by ‘stepping up’ the encryption level to 128-bit. Over time, the restriction was relaxed altogether and browsers were allowed to encrypt at the higher levels by default. Unfortunately, many people continued to use these older browsers, which meant SGC played an important role in ensuring these users were protected at the highest levels. Comodo has decided to retire SGC because the number of people still using these older browsers has fallen to insignificant levels. This is in accordance with a general movement away from SGC among major certificate authorities.

What after August 1st?

SGC Certificates will not be affected until their expiry date. They can not be renewed, however.

What are the alternatives for SGC?

After 1st of August, Comodo suggests to replace any SGC certificates you wish to renew with one of the following alternatives:
Existing Comodo Certificate Replacement Comodo Certificate
Comodo EV SGC Comodo EV
Comodo SGC Certificate Comodo Instant SSL
Comodo Platinum SGC Certificate Comodo Platinum SSL
Comodo Platinum SGC Wildcard Comodo Platinum Wildcard
To switch to the appropriate SSL certificate, please contact our Customer Support via Customer Panel or call +44 20 331 87 787

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