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SSL Certificates by Type

Domain Validation SSL

Domain Validation certificates offer an economical and quick way to implement SSL to your website. Domain Validated certificates verify you own the domain, but do not perform any additional organization level validation.

Domain Validated certificates are ideal for personal websites, blogs, and social media, or any sites that are not transmitting private and confidential information. A Domain Validated certificate activates the browser padlock and enables the use of https to assure your website visitors and customers that you take their privacy seriously.

Organization Validation SSL

Organization Validated SSL Certificates provide instant identity confirmation and strong SSL protection for your website and business.

OV SSL is an organization validated certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates. It activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously. Site visitors can verify that the website is operated by a legitimate company and is not an imposter site.

Extended Validation SSL

EV SSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL activates the green address bar and displays your company or organization name in the browser address bar. These prominent visual security indicators let visitors know that extra steps were taken to confirm the site they’re visiting, increasing user trust in your website and its credibility – this is why most large companies and organizations choose EV certificates.

Wildcard SSL Certificate

Wildcard SSL allows you to secure an unlimited number of subdomains on a single certificate. It’s a great solution for anyone who hosts or manages multiple sites or pages that exist on the same domain. The one-time cost of the certificate covers you for additional subdomains you may add in the future.

Unlike a standard SSL Certificate that is issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name only, e.g. www.yourdomain.com, which means it can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *.yourdomain.com, where the asterisk represents all possible subdomains.Wildcard SSL is an option available for DV and OV SSL Certificates.

UCC/SAN SSL Certificate

A Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) is a type of SSL certificate that secures multiple domain names and multiple hostnames within a domain name. A UCC lets you secure a primary domain name and additional Subject Alternative Names (SANs) with a single certificate. If you want to secure multiple internal domains or all your domain’s TLDs, UCC / SAN SSL Certificates are the best choice for you.

With Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) / Multi-Domain Subject Alternative Names (SANs), you just need one SSL Certificate to control all your business domains. You also save time and money as you don’t have to order, manage, validate, renew different SSL certificates. A UCC / SAN SSL Certificate is also required for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, and Microsoft Live Communications Server.

Code Signing SSL Certificate

Code Signing is the process of digitally signing software program code executables and scripts to confirm the software author and guarantee that the software code has not been altered or corrupted since it was signed. The process employs the use of a cryptographic hash to validate authenticity and integrity.

Bad things can happen to your software code when it’s distributed online. It can be hacked before it reaches the user, stolen by another developer, or just never get installed because the “Unidentified Publisher” warning scares off your customers. Fortunately, Code Signing Certificate makes it easy to protect your code — and your customers — from these and other issues.

Benefits of SSL Certificates

Establish trust and online security for your website visitors and business.

Google wants to make the web safer and a big part of that involves making sure that the sites people access via Google are secure. That’s why websites using SSL have been shown to benefit from higher ranking in search results.

There’s also a lot more reasons why you should consider adding SSL to your website:

Encrypt sensitive data

Encrypt sensitive data

Protect user privacy

Protect user privacy

Secure online transactions

Secure online transactions

Activate HTTPS and the lock icon

Activate HTTPS and the lock icon

Encrypt sensitive data

Prove legitimacy

Increase SEO rank

Increase SEO rank

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of SSL?

There are 3 different levels of vetting that SSL Certificates are based upon. Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). The major difference between the types of certificate relates to the information the Certificate Authority, RapidSSL, GeoTrust and Symantec, requires and validates in order to issue a certificate. The higher levels of certificate require more information and often is displayed in the browser bar. EV SSL, for example, turns the browser bar green and displays the organization name to visitors to generate more trust.

What is Domain Validation SSL?

Domain Validation certificates offer an economical and quick way to implement SSL to your website. Domain Validated certificates verify you own the domain, but do not perform any additional organization level validation.

Domain Validated certificates are ideal for personal websites, blogs, and social media, or any sites that are not transmitting private and confidential information. A Domain Validated certificate activates the browser padlock and enables the use of https to assure your website visitors and customers that you take their privacy seriously.

What is Organization Validation SSL?

Organization Validated SSL Certificates provide instant identity confirmation and strong SSL protection for your website and business.

OV SSL is an organization validated the certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates. It activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously. Site visitors can verify that the website is operated by a legitimate company and is not an imposter site.

What is Extended Validation SSL?

EV SSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL activates the green address bar and displays your company or organization name in the browser address bar. These prominent visual security indicators let visitors know that extra steps were taken to confirm the site they’re visiting, increasing user trust in your website and its credibility – this is why most large companies and organizations choose EV certificates.

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

Wildcard SSL allows you to secure an unlimited number of subdomains on a single certificate. It’s a great solution for anyone who hosts or manages multiple sites or pages that exist on the same domain. The one-time cost of the certificate covers you for additional subdomains you may add in the future.

Unlike a standard SSL Certificate that is issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name only, e.g. www.yourdomain.com, which means it can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *.yourdomain.com, where the asterisk represents all possible subdomains.Wildcard SSL is an option available for DV and OV SSL Certificates.

What are the advantages of an EV SSL Certificate?

EV, or Extended Validation, is the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website than other SSL Certificates. They include features such as the green address bar and display of your company name that have been proven to boost trust and consumer confidence.

What if I already have an SSL Certificate?

You can switch to us at any time. We offer highly competitive pricing and if you already have an existing certificate, we’ll add any remaining validity that you have on your existing competitor SSL Certificate up to a maximum of an additional 12 months.

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