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TYPES OF SSL CERTIFICATES

TYPES OF SSL CERTIFICATES

TYPES OF SSL CERTIFICATES

There are various types of SSL certificate that are available

The authentication level assured by Certificate Authority (CA) the differentiator between the all types. The three recognized categories of SSL certificate are:

  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Domain Validation (DV)

Domain Validation SSL Certificates

DV(Domain Validation) SSL certificates ensures the fastest, easiest, and cost-effective way to have a standard encryption. This validation requires ownership proof for the secured domain and it is issued within minutes. Once installed, it show trust indicators in web browsers like a padlock icon and the URL https://

The value proposition of Domain Validation (DV) SSL:

  • Validates control of the domain
  • Enables the padlock icon and https in browsers
  • Issued within minutes therefore it’s quick to acquire

Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificates

Organization Validation SSL certificates is a level up from DV. To have one, an organization/business must prove ownership of the domain they wishes to secure and also confirm it’s a legally registered business. It is only issued to a registered organization, hence it’s more suitable for public facing websites.

The value proposition of Organization Validation (OV) SSL:

  • Validates control of a domain
  • Enables the padlock image and https
  • Authenticates the legitimacy of the organization, hence adding level of trust
  • Shows the details of an organization in the certificate information
  • Issued in 1-3 days

Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates

EV(Extended Validation) provide the highest level of trust and are the industry standard for business websites. Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate activate a “green address bar “in some web browsers it displays the authenticated organization name in green adjacent to the website address. To have one, organizations must meet the authentication requirement for an organization validation (OV) SSL.  But also go through vetting process that is performed by a human specialist. Research indicates that website visitors who see a green address bar on websites experience greater confidence in the website’s legitimacy. Extended Validation (EV) is recommended for all organizations and enterprise websites, but is more important for any websites that require personal information from users.

The value proposition of Extended Validation (EV) SSL:

  • Validates control of a domain
  • Enables the padlock image and https
  • Authenticates the legitimacy of the organization, hence adding level of trust
  • Verifies whether the applicant has the right to request an Extended Validation
  • Shows organization/enterprise details in the SSL certificate information
  • Activates a green bar
  • Issued in 1-5 days

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