An SSL certificate encrypts the data transmitted between a user's web browser and your web server. This encryption helps protect sensitive information, such as login credentials, and other personal data.
SSL certificates provide visual cues to users that your website or web application is secure. When a website has an SSL certificate, it displays a padlock icon in the browser's address bar, and the website URL begins with "https://" instead of "http://". These indicators help establish trust and credibility with your users, showing that you take data security seriously and are committed to protecting their information.
SSL certificates can also have a positive impact on your website's search engine optimization (SEO). Major search engines like Google prioritize websites with HTTPS (secure) over HTTP (non-secure) in search rankings.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol that encrypts data transmitted over the internet to ensure confidentiality and integrity. SSL certificates, issued by Certificate Authorities (CAs), provide authentication and validation of the identity of websites or servers. SSL certificates are issued at different validation levels, which determine the level of assurance provided to the visitors of a website.
It's important to note that while the validation level impacts the level of assurance provided to visitors, it does not affect the level of encryption provided by the SSL certificate. All SSL certificates, regardless of validation level, encrypt data transmitted between a web browser and a web server to ensure its confidentiality and integrity. The validation level mainly impacts the level of authentication and trust provided to visitors.
This is the basic level of SSL validation and verifies the ownership of the domain name. It does not require an extensive verification of the organisation requesting the certificate.
Issued in 15 mins or less
For personal or small businesses
This level of SSL validation requires verification of the domain ownership as well as additional documentation to verify the legal existence and address of the organisation. They provide higher assurance to visitors as they verify that the website is operated by a legitimate organisation.
Issued in 2 days or less
For medium to large businesses
Company contact details are verified via automatic phone call
Displays your business name in browser settings
This is the highest level of SSL validation. It requires extensive documentation and validation to confirm the existence, location, and operational details of the organisation. They provide the highest level of trust as they display the organisation's name in the address bar, with a green padlock, indicating a higher level of assurance.
Issued in 10 days or less
For large businesses and e-commerce websites
Company existence is checked with government authority
Displays your business name in some browsers and all browser settings
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Boosts search engine ranking
99.9% browser support
Mobile browser support
Secures www.site.com + site.com
$10,000 - $1,750,000 warranty
1 to 5 year purchase periods
Free reissuing of certificates