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Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) enables 128 or 256 Bit SSL encryption (depending on the browser, operating system and host server). The most powerful SSL encryption commercially available.
When an SSL handshake occurs between a client and server, a level of encryption is determined by the browser, the client computer operating system, and the SSL Certificate.
High level encryption at 128 Bit is over a trillion times a trillion stronger than 40 Bit encryption. A hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to crack 40 Bit encryption would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC enabled SSL Certificate.
Even though an SSL Certificate is capable of 128 Bit or 256 Bit encryption, millions still use older computer systems that are incapable of strong encryption.
The following legacy browsers and operating systems fail to step up to strong encryption without an SGC enabled SSL Certificate :
- Certain Internet Explorer browser versions from 4.01 to 5.01
- Certain Netscape browser versions from 4.07 to 4.72
- Many Windows 2000 systems using Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer browser versions prior to 3.02 and Netscape browser versions prior to 4.02 are not capable of 128 Bit encryption with any SSL Certificate.
Because website visitors cannot easily determine the encryption strength of a given session, they depend on the site owner to protect them. True 128 Bit SSL Certificates enable every site visitor to experience the strongest SSL encryption available to them.
Some other providers offer SSL Certificates that don't quite meet the standards of ours. As one of the largest and favorite SSL Certificate retailers globally, Trustico® sets the standard in offering a high quality SSL Certificate service.