SSL Certificates

ENHANCE USER CONFIDENCE AND SECURITY


EARN YOUR USERS TRUST


WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE?

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates are certificate files hosted with a website that allow data going to and from your website to be encrypted. An SSL certificate is essential for any website because search engines and browsers now penalize sites that do not use SSLs by stating that the site is unsecure when users visit.

The best way to make sure your site is secure is to purchase a quality SSL certificate. Once an SSL is purchased and installed on a website, the search engine will recognize the site is encrypted and display a lock icon letting users know their data is safe.

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MAIN BENEFITS OF AN SSL CERTIFICATE

Encrypted User Data



SSLs certificates ensure that user data is being encrypted. This means that critical info like credit cards, birthdays etc is safe.

Increased SEO



Search engines actively punish website that do not have SSL certificates by warning users that they are unsecure.

Better Brand Perception

Sites with SSL certificates have a lock icon in their address bar. This signals to users your brand is legitimate and secure.

Better Compliance Opportunities

In order to qualify for compliance certificates like PCI, your website must have an SSL certificate. SSLs help make sure you are eligible.

WHICH SSL CERTIFICATE IS RIGTHT FOR YOUR SITE?

Below are common SSL types and their use case

Extended Validation Certificates (EV)

EV SSLs verify more than just domain ownership. They also ask for physical address, offical records, and prove that the issuer of the certificate is legitimate.

EV SSLs are good for medium and large scale businesses that process large amounts of user information.

Organization Validated Certificates (OV)

These SSLs are aimed at proving the legitimacy of a business. When applying, some documents required can include bank statements, incorporation articles etc.

OV SSLs are targeted at companies that mostly operate online such those that sell applications, have social networking services etc.

Domain Validated Certificates (DV)

The most basic SSL. DV SSLs are certificates that only prove ownership of a domain. Usually no other validation is required. It is generally recommended for businesses to pursue more complex SSLs.

DV SSLs are recommended for businesses that process little to no user data and just seek to prove domain legitimacy.

Wildcard Certificates



Wildcard SSL certificates are used for securing both domains and subdomains with the same certificate. The certificate can be issued across multiple servers for flexibility.

Wildcard SSLs are ideal for businesses that run websites with pages installed as subdomains on differnet servers.

Multi-Domain Certificates (MDC)

MDC SSLs are a cost-effective solution for corporations maintaining and operating multiple domains. A single SSL can be purchased and distributed across multiple domains.

MDC SSLs are ideal for corporations that maintain multiple domains. It is recommended corporations opt for an EV MDC SSL.

IMPORTANCE OF USER SECURITY AND TRUST

The easiest way to gain trust from your E-commerce customers is to implement a Secure Sockets Layer Certificate (SSL). An SSL certificate verifies your site (and company) identity to your online customers, giving them the confidence to input their payment and personal information. Aside from the obvious benefits of SSL certificates, popular security standard certifications like PCI and HIPAA require the usage of an SSL certificate to remain compliant. We offer SSL certificates from GeoTrust and RapidSSL and provide free installation.


OUR SSL CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTORS


There are a variety of SSL certificates to choose from. Below are two of the most popular certificate distributors our clients choose. If you wish to explore different SSL certificate distributors, please contact us.

GeoTrust SSL


GeoTrust is one of the world’s most trusted digital certificate providers serving over 100,000 customers in over 150 countries. Choose between four different SSL Certificates that can meet a leading enterprise’s demands.


Secure online transactions and applications in minutes with a GeoTrust® QuickSSL® Premium SSL Certificate, enabling up to 256-bit encryption on web browsers and mobile phones. GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium SSL Certificates show your customers and business partners that their information is secure during transmission from the desktop or on the go.


RapidSSL


If you are small business owner or new to online sales, RapidSSL certificates are perfect for you. RapidSSL offers quick and easy installations at an affordable price. Choose between a standard RapidSSL Certificate or upgrade to Wildcard to secure an unlimited number of sub-domains.


This SSL Certificate is the lowest cost, stable root install SSL certificate available. RapidSSL Wildcard is a 128 / 256 bit single root SSL certificate. RapidSSL.com owns the root used to issue RapidSSL certificates making it a stable SSL offering. RapidSSL Certificates are ideal for websites conducting low volume / low value ecommerce transactions.

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