Why opt for an EV SSL Certificate?

Secure Sockets Layer Certificates, or SSL Certificates, are files which, when installed on a web server, serve two purposes. First, when authenticated by a Certificate Authority, they provide reassurance to visitors that you have represented your identity correctly. Second, they also ecnrypt (and therefore secure) data exchanges between a website’s user and the server on which it is hosted.

The association of a private key (the .key file) and a public key (the .csr file), which become linked to the certificate, allows web browsers use to establish a secure connection. Visitors are also able to rely on the certificate to verify the identity of the website and its owners efficiently.

When an SSL is present, the URL begins with ‘https://’.

Prices for Australia, in AUD (AUD), for A rates. Change

Packs Free Standard Pro Business
Select Select Select Select
2048-bit KeyYesYesYesYes
Online validationYesYesNoNo
Organization validationNoNoYesYes
Extended Validation
("green bar")
NoNoNoYes
Transaction warrantyNoNo Up to $250,000 Up to $250,000
Automated certificate managementYesNoNoNo
Can be used On Simple Hosting Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere
Single address
(domain + www subdomain)
Free $25.25 per year $74.17 per year $568.12 per year
WildcardNo $252.50 per year $536.55 per year No
Multi-domainNo Starting at $78.91 per year No Starting at $1,002.09 per year

What is the difference between a regular SSL certificate and an EV SSL certificate?

There exist various levels of security available. The EV SSL certificate (or Business SSL certificate), offers the highest degree of security as it requires the most extensive verification of your identity. Thanks to this solution, the company which owns the website can guarantee to its visitors its identity is accurately represented. Many browsers will give the user additional visual cues assuring them of a secure connection when this type of certificate is present, which is indispensable for safe online purchases. Several clues will reveal the presence of an EV SSL:

  • A green inset (the text is displayed in green letters or the whole bar is green, depending on the browser) in the URL bar,
  • ‘https://’ appears alongside a padlock icon,
  • The name of the company or organization that owns the website,
  • The name of the Certificate Authority.

Who are Business SSL certificates for?

Any time an additional proof of your identity may help gain the confidence of Internet users, a Business (EV) SSL Certificate can be helpful. For some entities – such as banks, for instance – a Business SSL Certificate is even mandatory. For others – such as e-commerce sites – it may be less necessary. Organizations that might be the target of phishing attacks should always resort to an EV SSL Certificate. This is particularly true for major brands wishing to demonstrate to their customers that the website they are visiting is indeed their official website, and not the website of an impersonator.

What are the advantages of Business SSL certificates?

From the perspective of an Internet user, EV SSL certificates are reassuring. They offer guarantees as to a company’s reliability and trustworthiness, particularly when it comes to online purchases.

For a website owner, this translates into better conversion rates and customer loyalty thanks to improved credibility. Gandi’s Business SSL certificates come with a security breach warranty in the event that the certificate is responsible. You may also opt for a multi-domain version which will allow you to secure several domains under the same certificate.

Prices for Australia, in AUD (AUD), for A rates. Change

Packs Free Standard Pro Business
Select Select Select Select
2048-bit KeyYesYesYesYes
Online validationYesYesNoNo
Organization validationNoNoYesYes
Extended Validation
("green bar")
NoNoNoYes
Transaction warrantyNoNo Up to $250,000 Up to $250,000
Automated certificate managementYesNoNoNo
Can be used On Simple Hosting Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere
Single address
(domain + www subdomain)
Free $25.25 per year $74.17 per year $568.12 per year
WildcardNo $252.50 per year $536.55 per year No
Multi-domainNo Starting at $78.91 per year No Starting at $1,002.09 per year

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