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8. Secure transactions

There are several solutions that provide secure transactions for Apache servers. This enables Apache servers to be used for e-commerce or other scenarios where sensitive information (like your credit card number) is exchanged.

  • Mod_ssl and Apache-SSL are open source implementations. They are European based, unencumbered by RSA patents.
  • Red Hat offers a secure server derived from Apache. Red Hat acquired C2Net, makers of StrongHold, another Secure server derived from Apache.
  • Covalent sells secure versions of Apache as well as the CovalentSSL module that plugs into existing Apache installations.

Credit card transactions

Apache specific solutions exist for credit card transactions:

  • Covalent credator, multiple clearinghouse support, failover operation, PHP, Perl, Java support.

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