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Types of SSL Certificate
For companies that put stock in the security of their customers and the credibility of their business and website, SSL certificates are a must. All you have to do is ask yourself, would you do business with somebody you don’t trust?
The answer is, of course not. Trust is the most important component of any business, and this is especially true in the faceless and nameless world of the internet. A company only has so much time, usually mere seconds, to establish trust with a customer online, so making the most of it is of paramount importance. That’s why SSL certificates, especially Extended Validation or EV certificates, play such a vital role for successful websites – they are the most universally recognized symbols of trust and security on the internet.
Let’s face it. Buying an SSL certificate isn’t always the most exciting thing in the world. But, neither is paying your taxes or applying for your business license. What do these all have in common? They’re absolutely necessary for your business, and the cost of ignoring them is far greater than the minimal upfront investment of your time and energy.
Few Common FAQs :
How do I renew my certificate ?
A renewal is just like buying a new SSL certificate. All you have to do is login to your account and purchase a new certificate or click renew on your expiring certificate. Please be aware that you will have to process new CSR for this renewal…it is done this way for security reasons.
Why we are cheaper ?
We are a very important Symantec & Comodo Platinum Partner and we purchase SSL certificates in extremely large quantities from them. We sign extensive contracts and make long-term commitments because we have created the vehicle to sell & manage a lot of their products; therefore we are able to buy their products at bulk rates. But not only are we able to deliver the exact same products at discounted prices, we are what is called a Value-Added Reseller (VAR), which means we are able to also provide more value to a customer such as; superior customer service & technical support that the bigger companies are not necessarily set-up to do for high volumes of SSL.
What's the difference between DV, OV & EV SSL certificates ?
Domain Validation (DV)
DV or a Domain Validated Certificate is a certificate that only requires you to verify that you are the owner of your domain. This occurs by receiving an email that is sent to the WHOIS information or email addresses belonging to that domain to verify that you own the rights to use the domain. This happens immediately for fast issuance, but sometimes lacks trust because almost anyone can get a DV certificate issued.
Organizational Validation (OV)
For Organization Validated (OV) Certificates, the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) validates your organization information to make sure you are an actual organization. They verify the Organization Name, Physical Address, and Phone Number. This data must match with the WHOIS information and also a public Government Information website or an approved Third-Party Website before being issued. OV certificates add more trust to a consumer because they are assured that they are doing business with a real corporate entity.
Extended Validation (EV)
EV or Extended Validation Certificates (also known as “Green Bar” Certificates) are recognized and known as the most highly trusted type of SSL certificate. During the EV verification process, the issuing vendor or CA totally verifies that you are a legitimate business and in good standing above and beyond an OV verification process. Once this process is successfully completed and your EV SSL is issued, all of the browser indicators will be activated on your site to let your customers know that you can be trusted. The most important indicator that becomes active is the “Green Bar” in a user’s web browser. Research shows that people are aware of the green bar and view it as being trustworthy. EV certificates are the only certificates where potential ROI exists…because more trust means more confidence; which could mean they are more likely to buy from you.
What do I need to purchase an SSL certificate?
You will need your CSR and certain required documents depending on the certificate you purchase. You can get your CSR from your hosting provider or your system administrator. Once, you purchase the certificate and process your order. You will then need to send your necessary documents to the respective company. For Domain Validated Certificates you will receive an Approver or DCV email to prove you are the domain owner. For OV & EV certificates, you will need to provide the documentation requested.
How does your purchase process work?
Our easy purchase process works like this:
1. Select your SSL certificate
2. Add item to cart
3. Make your payment
4. Click on ‘Generate Certificate Now’
5. Process your CSR
6. Validation process is done
7. You receive the certificate via email
8. Install the certificate in your web server
If you have any questions, just ask an SSL Expert via our LIVE CHAT support.