Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates

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Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates

Improve Conversion Rates and Customer Confidence w/ Green Bar Assurance

Extended validation (EV) certificates use the highest level of authentication and were specifically created to boost and maintain customer confidence in ecommerce through a rigorous verification process and specific, EV certificate-only browser cues like the green address bar. EV certificates incorporate some of the highest standards for identity assurance to establish the legitimacy of online entities. DigiCert puts applicant websites through rigorous evaluation procedures and meticulous documentation checks to confirm their authenticity and ownership.

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Green Means TRUST

When validating a website for an EV certificate, DigiCert complies with a process that is strictly defined by the CA/Browser Forum. In fact, DigiCert is a founding member of the CA/Browser Forum and assisted in developing the extended validation certificate and validation process. This process includes:

  • Verifying the legal, physical, and operational existence of the entity
  • Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
  • Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified
  • Verifying that the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the certificate

As part of this process, one of our validation specialists contacts the requesting organization to confirm that they requested the certificate and that the applicant is authorized to receive the certificate on behalf of the organization. By maintaining this human element in the validation process, it is very likely that fraudulent or phishing-related activity will be detected.

What Does EV Look Like?

To let users know that a website has an EV certificate, browsers show more visual cues for sites secured with EV certificates. EV certificates include the following visual benefits:

  • Green in the address bar (green bar or issuance name, see below)
  • Website owner’s company name in the address bar
  • https:// at the beginning of the domain name
  • Padlock in the address bar
  • Organization information in the certificate details

Cutting-Edge Encryption

The security of your site is our number one priority. DigiCert certificates feature cutting-edge 256-bit encryption to secure your data. They use the most secure encryption available and support both SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms. With 2048-bit encryption used in our root certificates, our hybrid cryptosystem benefits from the best features of both symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

Need to Secure Multiple Domains with EV?

The EV SSL Certificate is ideal for securing a single domain with the increased security and user confidence that comes with “green bar assurance.” However, if you maintain a large number of domains providing EV protection for all of them can get expensive. That’s why we created the DigiCert EV Multi-Domain Certificate; a unified communications certificate for multiple domains with all of the benefits of extended validation.

Fast Certificate Issuance

Certificate issuance often takes days or even weeks with other providers, causing organizations to settle for lower-assurance options like domain -validated certificates. But with DigiCert’s validation specialists working nearly 24/7, we can typically issue certificates in less than an hour. We track exactly how long it takes to issue each and every certificate, constantly searching for ways to streamline and effectively expedite our validation process. Thanks to this relentless dedication to quick turnaround times, you no longer have to choose between high-assurance and fast issuance.

$1 Million Warranty

The safety of your site and its data, along with that of your customers, is our number one priority. Not only do we stake our reputation on every single one of our SSL Certificates, we even provide a $1 million warranty. You can sleep easy knowing that your customers are covered against damages resulting from a certificate that was improperly issued.

Widespread Browser Compatibility

With one of the oldest and most widely supported root certificates in the industry, DigiCert certificates are trusted by all common browsers, mail clients, and operating systems. This ensures that no matter where your visitors are coming from they will be able to securely browse your site.

Free Reissues for the Life of Your Certificate

Many Certificate Authorities only allow free re-issues for 30 days after purchase of an SSL Certificate. DigiCert, however, allows free reissues for the life of your certificate, regardless of reason. Whether your private key was lost or stolen, your organizational information changes, your common name is changing, or you just want to use the certificate on a new domain, you can reissue at any time.


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