Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates
Advanced Features, Renowned Trust Indicators, and Premium Encryption
In the world of SSL/TLS, EV certificates are the gold standard, or maybeeee we can call it the "green" standard. This complete SSL solution not only encrypts your website, safely protecting user information from prying eyes, but it also comes with a variety of extra premium features that have proven to boost trust & clearly demonstrate that you're in fact someone safe to do business with. The main way EV certs do this is by way of the green address bar!
Not just anyone can obtain an EV certificate that activates this globally trusted & recognized green bar (especially no malicious or fake site), because the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) has to first complete a thorough validation process to verify & ensure you're actually a legitimate business. So, if you're a real business and you're looking to maximize trust, boost conversion and align yourself alongside the big shots of the Internet – ya' know, the companies that people already know and trust – then EV is the only way to go since you're trying to win online.
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Since you have a real business, you deserve to be able to show everyone that you're a legitimate organization, especially in this day-and-age of ridiculous phishing schemes & hacks every other day, right? That's where activating these key "trust" indicators come into play. When you receive an EV SSL, your web address will not only read HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP, it will also have a clickable padlock next to the URL that contains crucial identifying information (business name & location) about your organization and it lists the trusted third-party security company that is vouching for you, and most importantly, the address bar will be an unmistakable shade of green to consciously and sub-consciously help people "GO!". That's right, EV certificates are the only SSL products that activate the green address bar in browsers. This green bar is the most universally recognized symbol of trust across the web. It's quite simple, when users trust, they convert. Green means go in every language!
Now with a simple glance, someone on your website will quickly know that you're safe to do business with, which is why EV certificates are considered an investment for your business because of its huge ROI potential upside, rather than a cost which is typical of the lower-end SSL solutions. With EV, you can add more trust and make more people convert!
Is EV right for you?
EV certificates can have a major impact on your online presence & overall perception. You'll not only make your site the most secure it can be, but you'll also be able to confidently assure any site visitor that they are safe to do business with you. In the highly-competitive online marketplace, this is incredibly valuable. All businesses where the website is an integral part of their business' success, an EV SSL is a no-brainer. If you can convert just one more person, it may pay for itself!
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER EV SSL?
- Shows that you put your users' safety & concern first
- Easily differentiates yourself from your competition
- Proven to increase visitors' confidence & boost conversion
- Aligns yourself with larger, more trusted companies already using EV
What an Extended Validation SSL Certificate Looks Like in Internet Explorer
What an Extended Validation SSL Certificate Looks Like in Mozilla Firefox
What an Extended Validation SSL Certificate Looks Like in Google Chrome
What an Extended Validation SSL Certificate Looks Like in Opera
What an Extended Validation SSL Certificate Looks Like in Safari
How do I get an EV SSL?
Since you're a real business and you're working with The SSL Store™, you're golden! The validation process is designed to stop fake companies, not real ones. If you are a registered business in your state or local government, obtaining an EV certificate is a breeze! Once you complete your EV SSL purchase, you'll then be guided down the validation process where the CA will simply need to verify a few things about your business. The best way to expedite this process is to make sure you use the CORRECT spelling of your company name...oh and make sure to include your corporate identifiers such as, LLC or , Inc. exactly as it was when you registered your business...commas and everything! Also, make sure to list your main phone number that could be found in most public databases. If you can do that, you'll be well on your way. If you have any issues, we have many validation experts standing by that can help you with any part of the process. In many cases, we have gotten EVs issued in the same day.
- Business Registration – your company must be officially registered with your government.
- Operational Existence – the Certificate Authority (CA) will look to verify that your organization has existed for more than 3 years. If your organization has not been in existence for more than 3 years, additional proof of operational status will be required, such as:
- Dun & Bradstreet listing
- Professional/Legal Option Letter (POL)
- Or a simple Bank confirmation letter
- Address Authentication – the registered organization must have a verifiable physical address and business presence in their respective country/state.
- Telephone Verification – the Certificate Authority (CA) must pull an active telephone number from an acceptable telephone directory in order to complete a verification call with the company (The most popular directories include YellowPages, Hoovers, Scoot.co.uk, Dun and Bradstreet, BBB.org – but other regional telephone directories or industry directories are also acceptable).
Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV
Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate provides minimum of 128-bit and up to 256-bit encryption and more than 99% browser recognition. Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate is enables the EV-exclusive "Green Address Bar" which assures your visitors that they are on a safe and trusted site. Includes $1,750,000 warranty and the Norton™ Secured Seal.
Symantec Secure Site with EV
Symantec Secure Site with EV SSL Certificate provides minimum of 40-bit and up to 256-bit encryption and more than 99% browser recognition. It also includes a $1,750,000 warranty and the Norton™ Secured Seal.
GeoTrust True BusinessID with Extended Validation (EV)
Protect your site from phishing scams and increase your customer transactions with True BusinessID with EV. True BusinessID with EV comes with the highest levels of security and authentication, up to 256-bit encryption, and the GeoTrust True Site® site seal, to maximize your Internet security coverage and online sales potential.
This certificate is delivered to you in less than 10-minute*** with GeoTrust's Fully Automated provisioning process.
GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV Multi Domain (SAN/UCC)
Make a strong security statement with the green address bar. GeoTrust® True BusinessID with EV (Extended Validation) Multi-Domain is our premium business-class SSL security product, visually confirming the highest level of authentication available among SSL certificates.
Thawte SSL Web Server EV
Thawte's SSL Web Server Certificate with Extended Validation (EV) offers corporations and government entities the highest industry standard for identity authentication as well as 256-, 128-, 56-, or 40-bit encryption. The level of encryption delivered depends on your client's browser capability and the cipher suite installed on your Web server. If you secure your Web site with an Extended Validation SSL Certificate, end users with the latest high-security Web browsers will see a highly visible green address bar verifying the authenticity of your Web site.
Comodo EV SSL
EV SSL certificates provide the highest levels of authentication, security and trust and immediately reassure web site visitors that it is safe to conduct online transactions by turning the address bar green on next generation browsers such as Internet Explorer 7 +, FireFox 3 + and Opera 9.5 +
Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL
Multi-Domain EV SSL certificates (EV MDC's) allow you to secure up to 250 different domains or sub-domains with a single SSL certificate. EV technology adds an additional layer of trust to your online business by turning the browser address bar green every time one of your customers enters the secure area of your website.
The first thing that sticks out about the PositiveSSL EV certificate when compared to the other products on this page is the price. But don’t let that fool you, despite being the most budget-friendly item on this list, the PositiveSSL EV is still an extremely feature-rich SSL certificate that offers all the perks and benefits of EV SSL – including the green address bar – at just a fraction of the price of its competitors. If brand name is less important to you than functionality, you can’t go wrong with PositiveSSL EV.
PositiveSSL EV Multi-Domain
Combining a generous price point with a Multi-Domain functionality, the PositiveSSL EV Multi-Domain certificate represents one of the most cost-effective ways to encrypt your entire web presence with EV SSL. This certificate can encrypt up to 250 domains at once, features up to 256-bit encryption strength and a 2048-bit signature key and comes backed by a static trust seal and $1,000,000 warranty.
EnterpriseSSL Pro with EV
EnterpriseSSL Pro with EV provides the greatest level of business authentication available. Anywhere. For any enterprise that needs to encrypt and add assurance to its website, EnterpriseSSL Pro not only unlocks the green address bar, it encrypts your domain with powerful 256-bit encryption.
EnterpriseSSL Pro with EV Multi-Domain
EnterpriseSSL with EV Multi-Domain provides large enterprises the flexibility they need to encrypt their entire web presence in one fell swoop. Capable of encrypting up to 250 domains at once, the EnterpriseSSL with EV Multi-Domain certificate provides 256-bit encryption and activates the green address bar across all domains.
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