What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL (Security Socket Layer) Certificate, when installed on a web server, activates the HTTPS protocol and enables secure connections from a web server to a web user. An SSL Certificate is used to maintain privacy and protect sensitive information such as transaction passwords, user logins that are shared over the Internet.

A Certificate Authority provides digital certificate to individuals and organizations only after verifying their identity. The certificate assures users that their browser is communicating with the legitimate owners of the web site they intended to go to.

An HTTPS secured website binds a domain name, server name and the identity of the organization.

Instant SSL Certificate

Instant SSL certificates are designed to secure a single-domain with the highest available levels of encryption and are trusted by all major browsers. Instant SSL certificates feature full business validation, free TrustLogo site seal, unlimited server licenses, 24/7 support, up to $250,000 warranty, free website virus scanning, free PCI scanning and a cast iron 30-day money back guarantee. Need more? We'll even upgrade your Instant SSL Certificate to a green-bar Extended Validation certificate for the first year at no additional cost.

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Extended Validation Certificate

EV certificates provide the highest levels of encryption, security and trust and immediately reassure web site visitors that it is safe to conduct online transactions by turning the address bar green on modern browsers. Each EV certificate is organization validated to the rigorous guidelines set by the CA/B Forum and are highly recommended for online businesses of all sizes.

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Wildcard Certificate

Wildcard certificates allow web-hosts and enterprises to secure unlimited sub-domains of a domain name on a single certificate (for example, a wildcard certificate for '*.domain.com' could also be used to secure 'payments.domain.com', 'login.domain.com, 'anything else. domain.com' etc). Apart from providing a very cost effective alternative to single certificate purchases, Wildcard certificates also simplify the certificate life-cycle management processes by removing the need to manage and track multiple individual certificates.

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Essential SSL Certificate

Essential SSL is a domain validated certificate and represents the fastest, lowest cost means of securing a website. Unlike Instant or EV SSL, Essential certificates can be issued almost immediately because of their 100% online validation process. However, while they still offer the highest level of encryption for online transactions, Essential SSL certificates do not provide the same level of identity authentication as an Instant or EV certificate.

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Multi-Domain / SAN certificate

Multi-domain certificates allow you to secure up to 100 fully qualified domain names on a single certificate. This makes certificate management far easier as you need manage only one certificate. You'll also save money versus the price of individual certificates as additional domains are available from just P.A.O. MDCs are available in both OV and EV variants.

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Unified Communications Certificate

Created with close co-operation with Microsoft, Unified Communications Certificates are specifically designed to secure Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications server environments. Like a Multi-Domain certificate, UCCs allow administrators to secure multiple FQDNs or sub-domains on a single certificate and can offer businesses substantial savings over single certificate purchases.

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