What is a Professional SSL Certificate?
As unsecured websites are increasingly pointed at, more and more are adopting the HTTPS protocol. Phishing-type attacks are spreading rapidly, and professionals wish to prove to Internet users that they have at heart to provide a safe space for them. Such practices reinforce their trust by offering them more serenity when using a website.
Why rely on an SSL Certificate?
SSL certificates are small files which link together several pieces of information regarding a company or an individual and a cryptographic key. Thanks to them, it is possible to secure:
- User navigation on a website or on social media;
- Identification data;
- Data transfers;
- Bank transactions.
What are the Differences Between a Regular and a Professional SSL Certificate?
Unlike a basic SSL certificate which simply validates a domain name (and is perfectly sufficient for personal sites, content sites or showcase sites without a shop), a professional certificate offers a different level of validation. It validates the organisation itself, and therefore requires its true legal existence. Thus, it will not work for an individual or for a personal organisation.
SSL certificates have the merit of offering financial guarantees and cover possible losses in case of a certificate failure.
Gandi’s Professional SSL Certificates
Gandi offers two types of professional certificates: a Single Address Pro certificate and a Wildcard Pro certificate.
The Single Address Pro SSL certificate covers, as its name indicates, one domain name and is the perfect solution to secure a single website where sensitive data is exchanged or financial transactions are carried out. This formula offers guarantees ranging from $10,000 to $250,000.
The Wildcard version of our professional SSL certificate is aimed towards those organisations which hold several subdomain addresses to secure in addition to their ‘apex’ domain. Thus, it can cover ‘www.example.com’ as well as ‘support.example.com’ or ‘forum.example.com’. The Wildcard version of our Pro certificate offers guarantees ranging all the way to $250,000.
Thanks to their varied and competitive offer, Gandi allows you to find the best SSL certificate contract to fit your needs and those of your organisation. From a simple certificate for a single address to the complete validation of your company or the protection of multiple addresses, many solutions are available. Gandi’s certificates may be used anywhere and with any domain name and boast a ‘30-day money-back guarantee’.
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