Trustwave® CA Overview

Trustwave®: A Top 10 Global Certification Authority

Trustwave® is a globally trusted brand for Internet security and compliance and a top 10 Global Certification Authority protecting almost 100,000 online merchants.

Trustwave® CA Overview

The leading global provider of PCI Security and Compliance to both internet and brick and mortar merchants, providing security and trust to over 100,000 merchants.

Trustwave® Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2000
  • Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with global operations in the UK, China, Brazil, India, Canada and Australia.
  • 400+ employees
  • A fully accredited EV Issuing and Web Trust audited CA.
  • 3 privately owned and highly trusted public root certificates within all major web browsers.
  • In 2007 acquired the SecureTrust® (formerly XRamp) Certification Authority.
  • One of the largest independent SSL providers outside of VeriSign.
  • Founding members of the Certification Authority/Browser Forum, a group of web browser and CA leaders that have created the EV SSL standard.
  • Trustwave® SSL customers include tens of thousands of online retailers, global financial institutions, media companies, software providers and several fortune 500 customers.

Trustwave® has leveraged its brand recognition in compliance and security to create a Certification Authority that issues only high quality and high trust certificates. Trustwave® does not issue low quality, domain only validated certificates and uses the highest validation principles to rapidly issue fully validated certificates for identities, compliance needs and encryption. This high quality of validation is our unwavering commitment to our customers.

Trustwave® SSL Certificates Offer:

  • 99% Browser Ubiquity
  • Trustwave’s root certificates are trusted by all major Web Browsers
  • Highest industry standard 128/256 bit encryption
  • High assurance validation (both domain and organization vetting)
  • Extended Validation (EV) SSL Capable CA
  • We refuse to propagate the SGC (server gated cryptography) myths, and as such we do not sell them.
  • High Warranty, up to $500,000 USD.
  • 30 day no questions money back guarantee
  • Unlimited re-issuance policy for the life of a certificate
  • Free Trusted Commerce® Site Seal, demonstrating both compliance and trust to online customers.
  • Mobile browser support.

Trustwave® Root Certificates

99% of Internet users trust Trustwave® certificates

  • Trustwave® root certificates are trusted by 99% of all current web browsers including, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and AOL.
  • All Trustwave® Root Certificates employ 2048 bit private keys.
  • None of the Trustwave® root certification authorities were affected by the MD5 flaws, as we never signed any certificates in that manner.
Trustwave® SSL Compatibility
Desktop Browsers Mobile Devices
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1+
  • Apple Safari 1+
  • Opera 6+
  • AOL 5+
  • KDE Konqueror
  • Netscape 4.7+
  • Google Chrome (all versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile/CE 6+
  • RIM Blackberry
  • Apple iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Opera Mini 3+
  • Nokia and S60
  • Symbian
Extended Validation SSL Email Clients
  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3+
  • Apple Safari 3.2+
  • Opera 8+
  • Microsoft Outlook 99+
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5+
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0+
  • Eudora 6.2+
  • Lotus Notes 6+
  • Apple Mail (Mac OS X)
Server Platforms
  • Apache
  • BEA Weblogic
  • C2Net Stonghold
  • cPanel
  • Ensim Control Panel
  • Glassfish
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • iPlanet Server
  • Java Web Server
  • Lotus Domino
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft ISA
  • Microsoft Live Communication Server
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novel Webserver
  • Oracle HTTP Server
  • Plesk
  • Tomcat
  • WebSTAR
  • Zeus Web Server

Web Trust Compliance

Trustwave® is a fully accredited Web Trust compliant Certification Authority, including the WebTrust Extended Validation Audit Criteria, which is the highest recognized standard for a CA. This certifies that we do the following:

  • Fully comply and operate under the terms of our Certification Practice Statement (CPS).
  • We run redundant systems to ensure uninterrupted operations.
  • We have a physically secure environment.
  • We operate under FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Requirements for all signing operations.
  • We have employed network security.

All of the above ensures our customers that our CA and the private keys that are the fiber of trust, are highly secure and maintained in a manner to prevent compromise.