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6 Types of SSL Certificates to Secure Your Website

6 Types of SSL Certificates to Secure Your Website

Security plays a significant role in every entrepreneur or company with a website in the online world. The escalating increase of online attacks is a dangerous threat to the thriving of every business. Your brand and reputation depend on your site's online security, considering your customers are handing you essential information like credit card details and credentials.

If your business has a data breach or loss of customer information, customers are likely to return to your website. That's where SSL certificates come in handy. In this article, we'll introduce you to the list of best SSL certificates so that you can pick up the most suitable one for your website.

  1. Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificate:
    A Domain Validation SSL certificate offers strong 25-bit encryption, plus they're compatible with most web browsers and mobile devices. If your sole aim is website validation, you should opt for a domain validation SSL certificate as a website owner. Even the process of validation for this kind of certification is quite simple. There are two kinds of registration for it – file-based verification and email verification. A domain validation SSL certificate is ideal for small or medium-sized businesses.
  2. Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate:
    Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificates authenticate a company's identity, physical address, and other information. To get an organization Validated SSL Certificate, the business organization owner needs to submit business documents as per the Certificate Authority (CA) requirement, and it takes 1-2 days to issue an Organization Validated SSL Certificate.
  3. Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate:
    Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates are issued only when a Certification Authority (CA) verifies legal, business identity official records to check the applicant has the right to the specific Company Name or Website Name, and the Certificate Authority (CAs) conducts a clear investigation of the organization. The EV SSL Certificate issuance process will take 2-3 days.
  4. Wildcard SSL Certificate:
    A Wildcard SSL Certificate saves you money and time by securing your domain and unlimited sub-domains on a single certificate. Wildcard certificates work the same way as a regular SSL Certificate, allowing you to secure the connection between your website and your customer's Internet browser – with one significant advantage. A single Wildcard SSL Certificate covers all of the sub-domains of your primary domain—secure Unlimited subdomains over Unlimited servers.
  5. Multi-Domain SSL Certificate:
    A multi-domain SSL certificate is a single certificate that covers multiple domains on a single IP. When it comes to encryption strength, a SAN or a UCC multi-domain certificate uses the same encryption standards as the rest of the solutions offered by any trusted third-party certificate authority (CA). The difference lies in the SAN extension used to specify the additional domains.
  6. Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) SSL Certificate:
    A UCC (Unified Communications Certificate) is a certificate capable of securing multiple domains and featured subdomains under a single certificate. A UCC is also known as SAN (Subject Alternative Name), as a user can add various names as the subject of the certificate.

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Key Benefits

  • Instant Certificate Issuance:
    Domains are pre-vetted offering instant issuance of GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates to protect sites and servers
  • Variety of SSL Products & Configuration:
    Meet both public-facing and internal server needs with a variety of certificate options, including a range of assurance levels and ability to issue from a non-publicly trusted root
  • Complete Certificate & User Management:
    Control certificates from one centralized cloud-based platform, including lifecycle management, billing, and user permissions
  • Volume Discounts & Flexible Terms:
    Gain significant discounts over purchasing individual certificates with no additional hosting or setup fees. Flexible business terms support organizations of all sizes
  • Certificate Monitoring:
    Find and analyze all internal and public certificates with our Certificate Inventory Tool. Report on upcoming expirations, key length, hashing algorithm, issuing CA and more

GlobalSign offers a range of SSL options ensuring your public servers and sites are in line with industry best practices, but also offers cost effective options for internal servers and special use cases. It creates a foundation of trust by establishing a secure connection as we are trusted across the globe to secure billions of digital interactions every day. All domains provided by us are pre-vetted, so certificates are immediately issued and available for installation. Connect with us today to know more about out solution.

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