Do you want to actually be successful at your business? Are you a business owner that puts value in the security of their customers, the credibility of their business and website? Then SSL certificates are a must for your website.
Different Types of SSL Certificates
Let's first learn about all different types and why are the prices different.
Domain Validated (DV)
These encryption-only certificates are popular because of how fast and simple they are to get. All you have to do is prove you own the domain you wish to secure in order to get a DV certificate issued. This process usually takes just a few minutes to complete. You’ll get industry standard encryption and trust indicators like HTTPS and the padlock icon. Internal testing domains, blogs, and basic template sites are good candidates for DV certificates, since they offer full encryption but just basic trust indicators.
Extended Validation (EV)
Extended Validation (EV) certificates are the most premium SSL solutions available. These are the only SSL certificates that can truly be viewed at as an investment, given their ROI potential. The main feature of EV certificates is the green address bar, the most universally trusted symbol across the web. Websites equipped with the green address bar – like Apple, PayPal, and Twitter – are instantly recognized as legitimate websites that can be trusted with personal information. The validation process typically takes a little more time with these certificates, around 1-5 business days, but if you have a registered business, we’ll help make sure you can get one!
Code Signing certificates aren’t traditional SSL/TLS certificates, but they play an important and expanding role in online security and integrity. These are certificate-based digital signature algorithms that verify a piece of code hasn’t been tampered with since it was signed by the author. We like to think of it as a “digital shrink wrap” that validates code is being authentic and in its original form. It is the web’s tamper-proof system for software downloading. Code signing certificates are used and recognized by all major operating systems like Apple OS X, Linux, and Windows.
Email & Document Signing
These increasingly popular certificates can validate the identity of both the email sender and the recipient. Email signing certificates are especially important within organizations, to ensure that the proper secure communication practices are being followed. We have email signing solutions available from Comodo, one of the most reputable online security companies in the world.
Organization Validation (OV)
OV certificates are the “better” in the “good, better, best” model for SSL/TLS certificates. These certificates validate that a domain belongs to a registered business before being issued, and this process typically takes between 1-3 days to complete. The added benefit of an OV certificate is a dynamic site seal, which when clicked on, displays validated company information to a visitor, along with HTTPS and the padlock icon. These certs also offer 128- to 256-bit encryption and are perfect for registered businesses who can’t quite find room in their budgets for EV yet.
These certificates do just as their name suggests – cover multiple domains with just a single solution. One Multi-Domain SSL certificate can cover up to 250 total domains, depending on the brand of certificate. Multi-Domain certificates are an extremely convenient option for businesses that own a lot of different TLD extensions and want to cover them all with up to 256-bit encryption without having to purchase and install separate SSLs for each one. Since these certificates are available in EV, OV, and DV options, you’re sure to find a Multi-Domain certificate that suits your needs.
Wildcard SSL certificates cover one domain name and an unlimited amount of sub-domains. For example, a Wildcard SSL certificate can cover www.domain.com, email.domain.com, login.domain.com, xyz.domain.com, etc. These certificates are extremely popular, affordable, and convenient solutions – since most domains have subdomains. Also, they are available in both DV and OV types, with no EV Wildcard SSL certificate currently available. Wildcard SSL certificates offer up to 256-bit encryption on all of the domains and subdomains that they cover.
There’s nothing a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL certificate can’t secure. For any company or organization with a complicated public-facing web infrastructure, a Multi-Domain Wildcard is the perfect security solution. Depending on CA, you can secure up to 25, 100 or 250 different domains or IPs and all accompanying sub-domains. Nothing saves you more time, money and effort than securing your entire web presence with a single SSL certificate.
Choose Between SSL Certificate Brands
Kiuloper is proud to be able to work with seven different companies for offering SSL certificates. With our large number of SSLs you will easily be able to find the one that best fits your business. With SSL certificates, secure your website by getting https:// and additionally get a lock next to your URL and a fancy seal from the SSL certificates.
Why Do You Need To Have SSL Certificates? Well…
Reduce cart abandonment
Abandonment rates can soar as high as 75%. Why? One of the top 7 concerns of online shoppers is whether your website is legit.
Enable must-have mobile features
The most in-demand mobile features, including geolocation, device orientation, full screen, microphone, and camera are only enabled over secured HTTPS sessions.
Improve website performance
In this “I want it now” world, no one’s going to wait for your web pages to load. HTTPS speeds up page loads to deliver a great visitor experience.
Avoid phishing attacks
It might be easy for cybercriminals to squeak by domain validation with a DV certificate and fool unsuspecting visitors, but the Extended Validation (EV) it is a different story!
Sharpen your competitive edge
The level of SSL certificate you choose is a differentiator that motivates visitors to do business with you instead of “the other guys” that don’t have a premium SSL certificate.
Drive more website traffic
Google rewards websites that serve every page via encrypted https connected with as much as a 5% boost in search engine rankings. That means more visitors and clients for you!
Leverage the latest innovations
HTTP/2 is the first big revision of the outdated HTTP network protocol. It’s faster and safer, but browsers require a secured connection to unlock these advantages.
Bizrate reports 69% of online shoppers to look for websites that display trust symbols. It’s easy enough to click away to a competitor who proudly shows them off.