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  • Reliable domain and identity verification
  • Increase trustworthiness of your website
  • OV-SSL wildcard for all subdomain
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SSL Certificates price comparison


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GeoTrust True BusinessID

Protection for one domain name

Organization Validated

Up to 256-bit encryption

$1,250,000 loss excess amount

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Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.


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GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Domain Validated

Up to 256-bit encryption

$500,000 loss excess amount

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Easy to activate on your website


[[PRICE]]

GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Organization Validated

Up to 256-bit encryption

$1,250,000 loss excess amount

Padlock display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.

What is an OV SSL certificate?

An OV SSL Certificate, short for Organization Validation SSL Certificate, is the name for one of three SSL validation levels.

SSL certificates provide more security while surfing. They add encryption to data transmission and verify the domain. . Before issuing a certificate, a certification authority performs a check of various data. In the case of OV certificates, in addition to the domain, the identity of its owner or the organization behind the website – name, address and so on – is also checked. Once verification is complete, the Secure Site OV SSL certificate displays a lock in the browser address bar, confirming to users that the website is trustworthy. The acquisition of an Organization Validation (OV) SSL is therefore very important.

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SSL Certificates: OV vs. DV vs. EV

There are three different types of SSL certificates. We will compare what the differences are between DV-SSL vs. OV-SSL vs. EV-SSL certificates.

Comparison features
Domain Validation (DV) SSL
Organization Validation (OV) SSL
Extended Validation (EV) SSL

Certification authority

Verifies domain

Verifies domain and identity

Verifies domain, identity and authority to apply

Scope

Private and smaller websites or blogs that do not request user information

Commercial and non-commercial websites that request personal information from users

Professional websites of large (e-commerce) companies and business owners that have high traffic

Security level

Standard

High

Very High

Certification authority

Comparison features

Domain Validation (DV) SSL

Verifies domain

Organization Validation (OV) SSL

Verifies domain and identity

Extended Validation (EV) SSL

Verifies domain, identity and authority to apply

Scope

Comparison features

Domain Validation (DV) SSL

Private and smaller websites or blogs that do not request user information

Organization Validation (OV) SSL

Commercial and non-commercial websites that request personal information from users

Extended Validation (EV) SSL

Professional websites of large (e-commerce) companies and business owners that have high traffic

Security level

Comparison features

Domain Validation (DV) SSL

Standard

Organization Validation (OV) SSL

High

Extended Validation (EV) SSL

Very High

OV SSL - FAQ

Which SSL certificate is suitable for your purposes depends on the nature of your website and your desired level of security. For private use and smaller projects, a DV SSL certificate is more than sufficient. However, if your scope is larger or more complex, then you should consider an advanced certificate type, i.e. OV SSL or EV SSL. Both certificates guarantee a high level of security, but the EV variant is even better, as it provides you with a browser address line where the green color indicates the highest level of protection. Besides, your company name will be displayed to users, stipulating the seriousness of your website.

The verification process for issuing an OV SSL certificate usually takes a few business days. The rule is: the more effort that has to be put into verifying your data, the longer it will take to install your desired certificate on your website.

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