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If you no know before, know now. SSL certificate sef get levels. There are various levels of SSL certificates. The type you purchase determines the level of security your website will get. Before we go on to talk about the types of SSL certificates we offer, let’s tell you what an SSL certificate is.

SSL certificate stands for Secure Sockets Layer certificate. This certificate prevents hackers from ambushing sensitive information (passwords, credit card information, emails among others) communicated between your server and website by encrypting your data (Encrypted information means data converted to code to prevent unauthorized access). Do you need in-depth knowledge about what an SSL certificate is? Then, you should read this post.

Wondering why this certificate is so important? This is what it does for your business.

  1. It provides a secure connection between internet browsers and your website, allowing you to transmit private data online.
  2. SSL protocol is used by millions of e-Business providers to protect their customers, ensuring their online transactions remain confidential.
  3. It prevents fraudsters and cybercriminals from intercepting traffic on your website and stealing important information like bank details, card details, passwords by encrypting the connection between an internet browser and a web server.

Why you should use an SSL certificate:

The primary benefit of SSL certificates is to render online trust and security in a clear and visible way that visitors see and understand. Thereby giving the brand credibility this directly translates to increased conversions and customer loyalty.

When visitors know that their data exchange with your website is secure, their confidence will be increased. They will feel safer when buying on a website that has been verified and secured.  Visible security plus good service equals higher conversion rates and customer loyalty. Need to learn more about what an SSL certificate does for your site? Read this post.

Now that you know what an SSL certificate is and what it does for your website let us delve deeper into the types of SSL certificates we offer. The four types of SSL Certificates we offer include;

Domain Validation SSL Certificates

 A Domain validation SSL is the most popular and inexpensive SSL Certificate. This level is considered to be entry-level web security. Domain validation SSL can be issued to you by simply validating your domain name. It is used by blogs that do not store credentials or medium site websites with a low volume of online transactions. It only validates the sites domain name.

Organization Validation SSL Certificates

This is an Organization Validated certificate which displays verified details of a company or organization with the domain name to which the certificate is issued. The security level is stronger and solidifies customer trust in your business.

Extended Validation SSL Certificates

I call this SSL the father of all SSL certificates. EV certificate is known as the highest ‘class’ of SSL available. This SSL activates both the padlock and the green address bar in all major browsers. It provides the strongest level of encryption and requires the business/company behind a website to present its own verified identity to its website visitors. Your customers also get a stronger guarantee that the owner of the website passed a thorough, and globally standardized, identity verification process.

This SSL verification process requires the applicant to prove exclusive rights to use a domain, confirm that it is legal, operational and physically exists. Websites using this certificate will have the green address bar, https://, the padlock icon, The name of the Organization that owns the website and the name of the Certificate Authority that issued the EV SSL Certificate on the browser address bar. Now you know why I call it the father of all SSL certificates.

Wildcard SSL Certificates

This SSL certificate allows protection of the main domain with or without the WWW prefix. It also protects any number of subdomains attached to the domain name. It comes with a unique site seal that will display your validated company information. This instantly assures your online customers that you are who you say you are. This certificate activates “https” next to your URL and displays the trusted padlock icon. If you are looking to secure all your subdomains and boost the trust of your website, this SSL certificate is perfect for you. The Wildcard SSL certificate option is also available for Domain Validation, Organization Validation, and Extended Validation SSL certificates.

Who should use EV SSL Certificates?

High profile websites often targeted for phishing attacks, such as major brands, banks or financial institutions and so on should use EV SSL Certificates for all public facing websites.

If your website collects data, processes logins or online payments, you can also benefit from the increased trust provided by this higher class of SSL. Are you an upcoming brand competing with well known and established brands? You can level the playing field by using an EV SSL Certificates to attain a standardized level of trust to compete against the more well-known brands already established on the web.

Now that you are fully aware of all the benefits of using an SSL certificate on your site, what are you waiting for? Purchase one here sharp sharp.

Do you know of other benefits of using an SSL certificate for your website? Help us educate others by dropping a comment below. Would you like to learn more about SSL certificate that this post does not cover? Do drop your questions below and we will answer them. Help educate others by sharing this blog post. Do not forget to come back for your daily dose of knowledge.

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