Properly managed, multi-server and wildcard certificates can provide increased flexibility. Since the consequences of a compromise can be more severe than they would be for a conventional certificate, supplemental safeguards should be employed. In the absence of these safeguards, we do not recommend the use of either multi-server or Wildcard certificates, due to both the security risks involved and the expanded scope of management issues in the wake of a compromise.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
When you employ services on the internet, SSL certificates are the industry standard for authentication and security. Depending on how you plan to use SSL certificates, they can provide greater flexibility that traditional certificates.
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