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SSL certificates with different validation levels

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Domain Validation (DV)

Basic security
Issued in minutes, great for blog, social media, and personal websites.

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Company validation (OV)

Strong SSL at the business level
Company identity included in the certificate, ideal for business websites.

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Extended validation (EV)

Maximum protection & trust
Green address bar & company name are displayed, ideal for e-commerce.

Which is the right SSL certificate for me?

GeoTrust SSL certificates

GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium

Domain validated SSL encryption
79
00
per year
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Issued in minutes
  • Ideal for small businesses
  • Guaranteed value of USD $ 500,000
  • Trust Site Seal

GeoTrust True BusinessID

Organization Validated SSL Certificate
119
00
per year
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Issued in 1-3 days
  • Ideal for business
  • Guaranteed value of USD $ 1,250,000
  • Trust Site Seal

GeoTrust True Business ID with EV

Extended SSL encryption
199
00
per year
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Issued in 1-5 days
  • Ideal for companies and eCommerce
  • Guaranteed value of USD $ 1,500,000
  • Trust Site Seal

GeoTrust True Business ID Wildcard

Wildcard SSL certificate
439
00
per year
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Issued in 1-5 days
  • Ideal for companies and eCommerce
  • Guaranteed value of USD $ 1,250,000
  • Trust Site Seal

FAQs about SSL certificates

SSL certificates enable data encryption on the Internet and the secure transmission of data from a web server to a browser. With SSL, your website can use the https protocol and will display a padlock on end users' web browsers to indicate that the connection is secure.

SSL certificates are an essential part of the internet. Not only do they encrypt communications between your computer and the server that a website is on, but they also ensure that a website is what it claims to be.

There are 3 different levels of verification that SSL certificates are based on. Domain Validated (DV), Company Validated (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). The main difference between the certificate types is the information that the certification authority, RapidSSL, GeoTrust and Symantec need and validate in order to issue a certificate. The higher certificate levels require more information and are often displayed in the browser bar. For example, EV SSL colors the browser bar green and shows visitors the name of the company to create more trust.

A wildcard SSL certificate offers the same encryption and authentication functions as other SSL certificates, but can also be applied to an unlimited number of subdomains on a website. A wildcard SSL certificate supports both the root domain (example.com) and its subdomains.

EV, or Extended Validation, is currently the highest class of SSL and gives your website more credibility and trust than other SSL certificates. This includes features like the green address bar and displaying your company name that are proven to build trust and consumer confidence.