Meet the different Levels of Encryption
Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. In fact, 128-bit encryption is one trillion times stronger than 40-bit encryption. When an encrypted session is established, the strength is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.
Domain Name Validation (DV)
These certificates are issued very quickly. The owner or webmaster of the domain name has to confirm the request by e-mail. During your order you have to submit an e-mail address for confirmation, you may choose from various standard e-mail addresses like:
, admin@, administrator@) etc. or the e-mail address which is listed under the WHOIS information of your domain name. It is very easy and you may have your certificate delivered within a very short time.
Organization Validation (OV)
More trusted and with higher warranty than Domain Validation SSL Certificates;
The OV SSL Certificates are best choice for ecommerce websites, high traffic websites or strict security networks - and come as a must if you expect your users to trust and gain trust to hand out sensitive or confidential information.
When you order an OV SSL certificate your company or organization will be validated and checked according various external sources. We will contact your organization by your publicly listed telephone number and we may speak with the contact person you have submitted with your order. Your company or organization details will then be listed in the SSL certificate. These certificates come with a "smart" Website Seal, which will provide your users even more confidence.
Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL) immediately tells your customers that you're secure, trusted and an authentic company by activating the EV SSL green address bar in your browser. If you wish the experience the highest encryption in the industry and benefit the most trusted certificate, choose Extended Validation.
Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates require the SSL certificate issuer to verify independently the information concerning the applicant's business.
Introduced in early 2007, EV Certificates demand exactly what their name indicates: more extensive validation of the applicant's business credentials to help ensure that the applicant isn't a phisher, spoofer, or other type of online criminal.
However, these EV Certificates are available to corporations, unincorporated associations, general partnerships, sole proprietors and government agencies.
Today, over 1/3 of your site's visitors use a browser made for EV SSL, including IE 7, Firefox 3, and Opera 9.5. Their browsers tell them that you are trustworthy through the presence of the green bar near the address.