Secure your website and customer data
SSL Certificates protect your customer’s personal data including passwords, credit cards, and identity information. Getting an SSL certificate is the easiest way to increase your customer’s confidence in your online business.SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.
An SSL Certificate comprises of your domain name, the name of your company and other things like your address, your city, your state, and your country. It would also show the expiration date of the SSL plus details of the issuing CA. Whenever a browser initiates a connection with an SSL secured website, it will first retrieve the site’s SSL Certificate to check if it’s still valid. It’s also verified that the CA is one that the browser trusts, and also that the certificate is being used by the website for which it has been issued. If any of these checks fail, a warning will be displayed to the user, indicating that the website is not secured by a valid SSL certificate.
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
UCC & SAN certificates
The Unified Communications Certificate (commonly known as UC certificate, UCC certificate or SANS certificate) is a multi-domain SSL certificate that can secure up to 2000 domains. This is accomplished through the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field, and browsers check this field for a matching domain or IP address to one in the address bar.
Since an SSL certificate binds to a single IP address, UCC is ideal for environments when multiple domain names, internal as well as global, need to be shared in a single SSL certificate such as Microsoft Exchange (OWA, Outlook Anywhere, ActiveSync, Autodiscovery, and SMTP) or Office Communications Server 2007. It also works great in virtual hosting environments or where multiple sites need to share a single IP address like in Amazon’s EC2 cloud.
Wildcard SSL Certificate
Wildcard SSL certificates eliminate the need to install a separate digital certificate for each subdomain by allowing you to use an unlimited number of subdomains in the certificate. Any site that has a domain that matches *.yourdomain.com (where * can be anything and yourdomain.com is any domain with the wildcard certificate installed on) will be secured by a Wildcard SSL digital certificate. And since Wildcard SSL is a high assurance ssl certificate, it provides a high level of validation to your customers. Wildcards can even be used within multi-domain or Exchange Server certificates (see UCC certificates or EV UCC certificates for more details. Standard wildcard rates apply per wildcard domain as a Subject Alternative Name or SAN)