SSL Certificates

A secure connection between a browser and a server

SSL Certificates

A secure connection between a browser and a server

Extilum SSL Certificates

Secure your site and add trust & confidence for your visitors.

With a range of brands, we have the right SSL certificate for all your site security needs

Choose your level of validation. Choose your SSL Certificate.

Domain validation only. Issued in minutes. Ideal for blogs, social media & personal websites.

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Basic identity verification. Ideal for small business websites and pages accepting sensitive information.

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Full identity verification. Ideal for Business & eCommerce sites looking to provide maximum visitor confidence.

Standard DV SSL
Organization Validation SSL
Extended Validation SSL
Wildcard SSL

What is SSL?

SSL Certificates are fundamental to internet security. They are used to establish an encrypted connection and allow data to be transmitted securely between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.

Standard SSL (Domain Validated) Certificates are the easiest and most common type of SSL certificate. OV and EV Certificates also authenticate the company’s identity or organization that holds the certificate providing more trust to end-users.

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SSL Certificates are fundamental to internet security. They are used to establish an encrypted connection and allow data to be transmitted securely between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.

Standard SSL (Domain Validated) Certificates are the easiest and most common type of SSL certificate. OV and EV Certificates also authenticate the company’s identity or organization that holds the certificate providing more trust to end-users.

Illustration showing where is SSL certificate shown on a web browser
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  • Establishes a secure connection between a browser and a server
  •  Encrypts communication to protect sensitive information your customers provide to you
  •  Places a padlock next to your web address in the browser
  •  Authenticates an organization’s identity
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  • Establishes a secure connection between a browser and a server
  •  Encrypts communication to protect sensitive information your customers provide to you
  •  Places a padlock next to your web address in the browser
  •  Authenticates an organization’s identity
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Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

Establish trust and online security for your website visitors and business.

Google wants to make the web safer and a big part of that involves making sure that the sites people access via Google are secure. That’s why websites using SSL have been shown to benefit from higher ranking in search results.

Browsers have changed, don’t get left behind

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Web pages not served via HTTPS are now being displayed as ‘not secure’ in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Don’t let your website be one of them. Add SSL today.

Upgrade to Extended Validation SSL

While all SSL certificates use similar methods to protect and validate your data, the level of trust and assertion they provide varies.

Extended Validation Certificates offer the highest level of validation and trust. They validate and display companies’ and organizations’ names and locations to give customers confidence when dealing with businesses online.

Activate the green address bar for the highest trust and conversions

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Help Me Choose The Right Type of SSL Certificate

While the need for online security is universal, not all SSL Certificates are created equal.
The guide below is designed to help you decide which type of certificate is right for you.

  • Verifies ownership and control of the domain name only
  • Issued in minutes
  • Maintains browser compliance

Ideal for non-critical web pages

Illustration of Library card- same as Domain Validated SSL

Think of DV like getting a library card—no confirmation of who you really are, very minimal requirements to obtain and issued very quickly.

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  • Enhanced validation including authenticating the identity of the applicant
  • Issued within one day
  • Maintains browser compliance

Ideal for more sensitive webpages such as login pages

Illustration of a driver license - same as Organization Validation SSL

Think of OV like getting a driver’s license—more hoops to jump through than a library card but more trusted as a form of identification.

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  • A standards-based approach to authentication, representing the highest level of authentication for SSL Certificates
  • Typically issued within 1-3 days
  • Maintains browser and other industry compliance

Ideal for sensitive webpages including eCommerce, online banking, account signups

Illustration of a passport - same as Extended Validation SSL

Think of EV like getting a passport—much more stringent processes, longer lead times, and more verification of who you are than with a library card or driver’s license—recognized internationally as the most trusted way to verify your identity.

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FAQ

SSL Certificates enable data encryption on the internet and allow data to be transmitted securely from a web server to a browser. With SSL, your website can use the HTTPS protocol and display a padlock in end users’ web browsers to indicate that the connection is secure.

SSL Certificates are an essential part of the internet. They not only encrypt communication between your computer and the server where a website is located, but they also verify that a site is what it claims to be.

There are three different levels of vetting that SSL Certificates are based upon Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). The certificate types’ major difference relates to the Certificate Authority, RapidSSL, GeoTrust, and DigiCert requires and validates to issue a certificate. The higher levels of certification require more information and often is displayed in the browser bar. For example, EV SSL turns the browser bar green and displays the organization name to visitors to generate more trust.

A Wildcard SSL certificate provides the same encryption and authentication features as other SSL certificates but can also be applied to an unlimited number of subdomains of a website. A Wildcard SSL certificate supports the root domain (example.com) as well as its subdomains. Learn more

Or Extended Validation is the highest SSL class available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website than other SSL Certificates. They include features such as the green address bar and display of your company name that have been proven to boost trust and consumer confidence.

You can switch to us at any time. We offer highly competitive pricing. If you already have an existing certificate, we’ll add any remaining validity that you have on your current competitor SSL Certificate up to a maximum of an additional 12 months. Learn more

No. There are many different types of SSL certificates based on the number of domain names or subdomains owned, such as:

  • Single – secures one fully-qualified domain name or subdomain name.
  • Wildcard – covers one domain name and an unlimited number of its subdomains.
  • Multi-Domain – secures multiple domain names and the level of validation needed, such as:
  • Domain Validation – this level is the least expensive and covers basic encryption and verification of the domain name registration ownership. This type of certificate usually takes a few minutes to several hours to receive.
  • Organization Validation – in addition to basic encryption and verification of ownership of the domain name registration, certain details of the owner (e.g., name and address) are authenticated. This type of certificate usually takes a few hours to several days to receive.
  • Extended Validation (EV) provides the highest security degree because of the thorough examination conducted before this certificate is issued (and as strictly specified in guidelines set by the SSL certification industry’s governing consortium). In addition to ownership of the domain name registration and entity authentication, the entity’s legal, physical, and operational existence is verified. This type of certificate usually takes a few days to several weeks to receive.

Any individual or organization that uses their website to require, receive, process, collect, store, or display confidential or sensitive information. Some examples of this information are:

  • logins and passwords
  • financial information (e.g., credit card numbers, bank accounts)
  • personal data (e.g., names, addresses, social security numbers, birth dates)
  • proprietary information
  • legal documents and contracts
  • client lists
  • medical records

Probably the most important part of an SSL certificate is where it comes from. Certificate Authorities issue SSL certificates (CAs), organizations that are trusted to verify any entity’s identity and legitimacy requesting a certificate.

The CA’s role is to accept certificate applications, authenticate applications, issue certificates, and maintain status information on certificates issued.

You may also be able to purchase digital certificates from a domain name registrar or website hosting provider.

Keep in mind:

When choosing the right SSL provider, consider that users’ web browsers normally keep a cached list of trusted CAs on file. So if a digital certificate is signed by an entity that’s not on the “approved” list, the browser will send a warning message to the user that the website may not be trustworthy.

There are four visual clues:

  1. Padlock to the left of a URL
  2. HTTPS URL prefix instead of HTTP
  3. A trust seal
  4. A green address bar (when an EV SSL certificate is issued)
Our SSL certificates are from some of the most trusted brands in Online Security.
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