Green Bar EV SSL Certificate

An EV Certificate is a new type of certificate that is designed to prevent phishing attacks better than normal SSL certificates. What makes an EV Certificate so special? An SSL Certificate Provider has to do some extensive validation to give you one including:

Verifying that your organization is legally registered and active
Verifying the address and phone number of your organization
Verifying that your organization has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV Certificate
Verifying that the person ordering the certificate has been authorized by the organization
Verifying that your organization is not on any government blacklists
 
 
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The standards that all SSL providers have to follow to issue an EV Certificate were created and agreed upon by all the members of the CA/Browser Forum. If you want to know exactly what a provider has to do to issue an EV Certificate, check out the EV SSL Certificate Guidelines.

Because of the extensive validation, an EV Certificate can take few days to a few weeks to receive, but it provides many benefits. It provides a much greater assurance by turning the address bar green. Once your visitors start to look for the green address bar on your site, they won’t be fooled by some phisher using a normal certificate (and no phisher would be able to get an EV Certificate). Read more about how EV SSL Certificates could benefit your site or check out the links below to learn more about EV SSL Certificates in general.

In order to help you find the best, cheap EV Certificate, we have compared the cheapest EV SSL Certificates below. If you would like to compare all EV certificates, compare SSL with our SSL Wizard.


Warranty$10,000$10,000$2,000$0Refund PolicyFull refund within 30 days of issuanceFull refund within 30 days of issuanceFull refund – $15 within 30 days of issuance. No refund after 30 days.Full refund within 30 days of issuanceRefund PolicyFull refund within 30 days of issuanceFull refund within 30 days of issuanceFull refund – $15 within 30 days of issuance. No refund after 30 days.Full refund within 30 days of issuance

Certificate Name SSL.com’s Basic SSL GeoTrust’s RapidSSL GoDaddy’s Standard SSL Comodo’s Positive SSL
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Certificate Name SSL.com’s Basic SSL GeoTrust’s RapidSSL GoDaddy’s Standard SSL Comodo’s Positive SSL
Certificate Name SSL.com’s Basic SSL GeoTrust’s RapidSSL GoDaddy’s Standard SSL Comodo’s Positive SSL
Number of Certificates Included 1 1 1 1
Multiple Year Options Up to 5 Years Up to 5 Years Up to 3 Years Up to 10 Years
Domains Secured Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN
Issuance Speed Within a few minutes Within a few minutes Within a few minutes Within a few minutes
Validation Required Domain Validation Domain Validation Domain Validation Domain Validation
Notification Level in Browsers Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only
Encryption Strength Up to 256-bit Up to 256-bit Up to 256-bit Up to 256-bit
Browser Compatibility 99% 99% 99% 99%
Includes Trust Seal Included Included Included Included
Number of Free Reissues Allowed Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired
Server License Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers
Support Options Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, 24/7 Free Chat, and E-mail, Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM EST, Phone support available for purchase ($10) Free Phone and Email, 24×7 Free Chat, and E-mail, 24/7
Free Trial Available Yes, Valid for 90 days Yes, Valid for 30 days No Yes, Valid for 90 days
Uses Chain Certificates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Refund Policy Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund – $15 within 30 days of issuance. No refund after 30 days. Full refund within 30 days of issuance