Why Opt for an EV SSL Certificate?
Secure Sockets Layer Certificates, or SSL Certificates, are files which, when installed on a web server, allow (among other things) a Certificate Authority to authenticate them. They also encrypt (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 named CSR (.csr file) created at the same time as the certificate leads to the validation of the certificate web browsers use to establish a secure connection. Thus, a website’s identity or that of the company which owns it is verified efficiently.
When an SSL is present, the URL begins with ‘https://’.
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 provides the most complex level of encryption. Thanks to this solution, the company which owns the website in question can give its visitors guarantees as to its identity. This type of SSL Certificate also informs them that their user data is encrypted, 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 organisation that owns the website;
- The name of the Certificate Authority.
Who are Business SSL Certificates For?
Every time additional proof of identity may contribute to inspire the confidence of Internet users, a Business SSL Certificate can prove interesting. For some entities – such as banks, for instance – it is even mandatory. For others – such as e-commerce sites – it may be less unavoidable. Organisations which 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 they are indeed visiting their official website rather than that of someone impersonating them.
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 the consolidation of their credibility. Gandi’s Business SSL Certificates come with a security breach insurance in the event that the certificate is responsible. You may also opt for a multidomain version which will allow you to secure several domains under the same certificate.
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