To fully leverage the potential of the Internet as an efficient, far-reaching medium for electronic communications, business, and commerce, enterprises and service providers need a commonly accepted framework for securing online applications that can build a consistent expectation of trust for the user or consumer. Today, most enterprises rely on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates for that framework. SSL certificates enable users to authenticate websites, digitally sign documents, and encrypt sensitive data.
As the leading supplier of trust services for the Internet, Symantec has successfully issued SSL certificates to secure hundreds of thousands of websites using a wide range of network configurations. Symantec best practices and licensing requirements protect the use of its products and services to ensure a common, high-level standard of security across all types of configurations. This document explains the licensing and proper use of Symantec SSL Certificates for securing multiple Web servers and/or multiple domains and sub-domains in the following network configurations: