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Tuesday January 19, 2021 By Cloudrovia
What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL secures your website and creates trust & confidence in your visitors

SSL Certificates are fundamental to internet security. They are used to establish an encrypted connection and allow data to be transmitted securely between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.

  • Establishes a secure connection between a browser and a server
  • Encrypts communication to protect sensitive information your customers provide to you
  • Places a padlock next to your web address in the browser
  • Authenticates an organisation’s identity

Standard SSL (Domain Validated) Certificates are the easiest and most common type of SSL certificate. OV and EV Certificates also authenticate the identity of the company or organisation that holds the certificate providing more trust to end users.

Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

Establish trust and online security for your website visitors and business.

Google wants to make the web safer and a big part of that involves making sure that the sites people access via Google are secure. That’s why websites using SSL have been shown to benefit from higher ranking in search results. Get an SSL Certificate today and boost your website’s online presence.

There’s also a lot more reasons why you should consider adding SSL to your website:

  • Encrypt sensitive data
  • Protect user privacy
  • Secure online transactions
  • Activate HTTPS and the lock icon
  • Prove legitimacy
  • Increase SEO rank

Browsers have changed, don’t get left behind

Without an SSL Certificate, your website is seen as a risk.

Web pages not served via HTTPS are now being displayed as ‘not secure’ in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Don’t let your website be one of them. Add SSL today. Upgrade with us and get up to an additional 12 months free. Learn more »

Upgrade to Extended Validation SSL

While all SSL certificates use similar methods to protect and validate your data, the level of trust and assertion they provide varies.

Extended Validation Certificates offer the highest level of validation and trust. They validate and display the name of the company or organisation along with the green address bar which is one of the most highly recognisable trust indicators on the web.

We have 3 levels of SSL Certification

Basic Security – This comes in the form of Domain Validation (DV). It’s issued in minutes, ideal for blogs, social media & personal websites.

Strong business level SSL – This is called Organisation Validation (OV). It gives you extras like company identity included in certificate, it’s ideal for business websites.

Maximum Protection & Trust – The very top tier is called Extended Validation (EV). Globally recognised green address bar & company name displayed, ideal for e-commerce websites.

Common Questions about SSL Certificates

Why do I need an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are an essential part of the internet. They not only encrypt communication between your computer and the server where a website is located, but they also provide verification that a site is what it claims to be.

What are the different types of SSL?

There are 3 different levels of vetting that SSL Certificates are based upon. Domain Validated (DV) , Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). The major difference between the types of certificate relates to the information the Certificate Authority, RapidSSL, GeoTrust and Symantec, requires and validates in order to issue a certificate. The higher levels of certificate require more information, and often is displayed in the browser bar. EV SSL for example turns the browser bar green and displays the organization name to visitors to generate more trust.

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate

A Wildcard SSL certificate provides the same encryption and authentication features as other SSL certificates but can also be applied to an unlimited number of subdomains of a website. A Wildcard SSL certificate supports the root domain (example.com) as well as its subdomains. Learn more

What are the advantages of an EV SSL Certificate?

EV, or Extended Validation, is the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website than other SSL Certificates. They include features such as the green address bar and display of your company name that have been proven to boost trust and consumer confidence.

What if I already have an SSL Certificate?

You can switch to us at any time. We offer highly competitive pricing and if you already have an existing certificate, we’ll add any remaining validity that you have on your existing competitor SSL Certificate up to a maximum of an additional 12 months. Learn more

At Cloudrovia, all our SSL certificates are from some of the most trusted brands in Online Security.

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