SSL123 is thawte’s entry level certificate which provides validation that your domain is registered and that you have authorized the purchase of the certificate. Through SSL encryption, the certificate assures that information is kept private between your web server and your clients’ web browsers. thawte now provides SSL certificates to customers who use Internationalized Domain Names – the first and only Certification Authority to offer this. Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) provide a convenient mechanism for users to access websites in their preferred language. thawte’s systems are now able to recognize and issue certificates that contain local language characters in all certificate fields. What this means is that you can now buy an SSL123 Certificate to secure the website you have hosted on an Internationalized Domain Name. An example of the certificate content for a certificate for an IDN is shown below. Not only will your secured Internationalized Domain content be reflected in the certificate details, but your thawte Trusted Site Seal will also reflect your local language content. thawte systems are also fully internationalized across all certificate enrollment details including Code Signing Certificate product lines. 256-bit SSL encryption thawte’s SSL123 certificates are capable of providing 256-bit encryption – the current industry standard. With thawte, you are dealing with a ~root~ certification authority This means that thawte is not reliant on another entity’s root infrastructure to deliver trusted SSL certificates to its customers. Information displayed in a SSL123 Certificate When you install a SSL123 Certificate on your server, your customers will be able to view the following information: * The domain to which the certificate was issued * The validity dates of the certificate. This is extremely important, since it shows users when your SSL123 Certificate was issued and when it will expire Compatible Web Servers The SSL123 Certificate is an unchained certificate that is signed directly off the thawte Server CA root certificate.