SSL Certificate Monitoring

HTTPS Monitoring with SSL Validation
& Expiration Alerts

HTTPS monitoring includes an optional SSL checker that validates Secure Socket Layer Certificates. Receive alerts when SSL problems occur or when expiration dates approach.

SSL Testing - What is it?

Retaining the trust of your website.

When a browser visits a website whose web address starts with https, communication with the site is encrypted to help ensure privacy. Before starting the encrypted communication, the website will present the browser with a certificate to identify itself.

If the browser cannot verify that the certificate is associated with the website then the user will receive a warning message, such as “This Connection is Untrusted” or “This site’s security certificate is not trusted!” After receiving this type of message most users will abandon the website. Therefore, an SSL Certificate checker is important for retaining users’ trust in a website.

Detecting Problems with an SSL Certificate

Dotcom-Monitor’s SSL testing verifies the certificate and validates the website to which it is installed. Properties such as Certificate Authority (CA) and Common Name (CN) should not change. SSL Certificate Monitoring detects changes that may indicate problems that are exposing website users to vulnerabilities.

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Find and display SSL Certificate information to your team.
  • CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY ALERTS

    Dotcom-Monitor verifies the Certificate Authority contains a root certificate that is trusted, or not trusted. Our SSL testing and monitoring will notify you if the CA root has changed.

  • COMMON NAME VERIFICATION

    Our testing verifies that the address assigned to the SSL certificate matches the URL. If the SSL certificate testing detects an address change has occurred or that the CN is changed, you are instantly alerted.

  • EXPIRATION DATE REMINDERS

    Dotcom-Monitor provides SSL testing which verifies the expiration date of an SSL certificate and enables the user to set a “reminder alert” in order to ensure a timely renewal.

  • SSL CERTIFICATE USAGE

    The SSL certificate checker tests intermediate chain of trust (aka “CA bundle”) for changes, which may indicate problems. Save time with automated reports over manual monitoring.

Preventing SSL Revocation
Verify the chain of trust doesn’t contain a revoked certificate.

An SSL certificate can become invalid and be revoked prior to the expiration validity period. An SSL test verifies whether or not the revocation state has changed. Revocation can occur due to a change of name, change of association between a subject and CA, and compromise or suspected compromise of the corresponding private key. Under these types of circumstances, the issuing CA may revoke the certificate.

SSL Reminders
Expiration Reminders via SSL Certificate Monitoring
Users have the option to set an SSL certificate expiration alert that will remind them to update or renew certificates. The alert can be customized to be sent specific number of days (ex. 15 days) prior to expiration, and configured to be sent to specific alert groups (ex. IT Department) from the Dotcom-Monitor dashboard.
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