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Sell more with an EV SSL Certificate

Extended Validation (EV) is the highest class of SSL available. Although it uses the same powerful encryption as other SSLs, getting one requires a rigorous vetting process. What you get is a high-visibility green address bar that makes visitors feel instantly safe. If you accept payments online, the EV is your best bet.

Tell shoppers you're the real deal

Anyone who applies for an EV SSL must pass a rigorous vetting process that no hacker or thief could survive. If you have an Extended Validation EV SSL Certificate, customers know you're legitimate.

The green light to shop

The EV is the only SSL Certificate that turns the visitor's browser bar green. This gives shoppers the green light to enter their credit or debit card number with complete confidence.

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Compare types of SSL Certificates

Domain Validation
Organization Validation
Extended Validation
Proves domain ownership
Validates organization
Shows business is legitimate
Display business name in green address bar
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Protects multiple websites (Multi-domain SSL)
Protects all subdomains (Wildcard SSL)
Security trust seal

Faq's - Your questions? We got answers!

  • What is an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate?

    Extended Validation (EV) is the highest class of SSL Certificate available. It uses the same powerful encryption as other SSLs, but getting one requires a thorough vetting of the applicant's business. Only those businesses that pass this process will receive an EV SSL Certificate. Anyone who sees the green address bar while on your site knows instantly they’re on a legitimate website.

    Before we grant an EV Certificate, one of our staff members verifies that the business listed on the application is:

    • Legally registered
    • Currently in operation
    • At the address listed
    • At the telephone number listed
    • Owns the website domain name

    You'll need to pass this vetting process every two years to keep your Extended Validation (EV) SSL. Any business that sells products or accepts payment information online should use an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate.

  • What are the advantages of an EV SSL Certificate for your business?

    Unlike other SSL Certificates, Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates display a prominent visual sign that visitors quickly recognize. The address bar on their browser turns green when they're on an EV-secured website, showing them your business is legitimate.

  • How will my customers know my site is protected by an Extended Validation SSL?

    Nearly everyone has had the experience of almost buying something online, only to leave the site before submitting their order because they didn't feel safe.

    Any website protected by an EV SSL will display a green address bar in addition to the padlock and HTTPS prefix. It shows shoppers they're on an encrypted website and that their credit card information and any other sensitive data they've submitted are secure.

  • What's the difference between an Extended Validation (EV) Certificate and Organization Validation (OV) or Domain Validated (DV) Certificates?

    Domain Validation (DV) Certificates are easiest of all the certificates to get. There's no manual identity check, only an automated verification that the applicant owns the domain behind the website. If you have a personal website or blog, a DV SSL Certificate is fine for you.

    Organization Validation (OV) Certificates take security up a level and require human verification of the organization’s identity. The same is true for Extended Validation (EV) Certificates, which verify not just domain ownership but business identity, legal status and address. The vetting process for the EV cert is more in-depth than any of the other Certificates, so EV SSL Certificates give customers more confidence. The increased scrutiny rules out the chance that a hacker or phisher could get an EV Certificate.

    For more information, see How To Choose Right SSL Certificate For Your Site?.