The History and Benefits of ECC Certificates
The constant back and forth between hackers and security researchers, coupled with advancements in cheap computational power, results in the need for continued evaluation of acceptable encryption
algorithms and standards.
RSA is currently the industry standard for public-key cryptography and is used in the majority of SSL/TLS certificates.
A popular alternative, first proposed in 1985 by two researchers working independently (Neal Koblitz and Victor S. Miller), Elliptic Curve Cryptography using a different formulaic approach to encryption. While RSA is based on the difficulty of factoring large integers, ECC relies on discovering the discrete logarithm of a random elliptic curve.