Why use an EV certificate

Why use an EV certificate

Why use EV certificates

What is an EV certificates

EV certificates or Extended Validation (EV)  SSL certificates are the highest level of authentication  of  SSL certificates. They are the only certificates that trigger both the padlock and the green address bar while displaying the identity of the website owner.

The EV certificate is by far the most rigorous way of verifying identity information and the authority of companies or individuals that apply for an SSL certificate, an Extended Validation certificate provides a strong guarantee that the website owner passed a thorough identification process. The applicant has to prove not only exclusive rights to use the domain, but also its physical and legal existence.

What type of Website needs EV?

EV certificates are mainly used on websites that accepts payments or requires a high level of authentication such as bank or government as they collect sensitive data.

Banks, insurance carriers, credit unions and other financial institutions are favorite targets for phishing attacks and other cyber security threats.

Having an EV Certificate is the best way to give the customers peace of mind and tell them that the website they are visiting has passed the strict guidelines maintained by the CA/Browser Forum.

As soon as the address bar turns green, they know that the site owner actually is who he says he is.

You can find below s0me of the recommended EV certificates are :

  • Digicert secure site Pro EV : This is the most robust and most trusted Ev certificates on the market.
  • Digicert Secure Site EV: Recommeded for financial institutions on non transactional sites.
  • Thawte EV: for small to mid size organisations
  • Geotrust EV : for small to mid-size organisations

 

 

Wildcard vs Multidomain

Wildcard vs Multidomain

Wildcard vs multidomain or San certificates, what is the difference?


What is a Wildcard Certificate?

Wildcard certificates are ideal when you have a single domain but want to use SSL on multiple subdomains. If you own sslcertificate.ch, your certificate *.sslcertificate.ch  will allow you securing multiple subdomains. DigiCert, Thawte, Geotrust & sectigo all offers this type of SSL certificate.

 

What are SAN Certificates?

SAN Certificates or Multidomain SSL certificate allows you to secure multiple subdomains from different domain with a single certificate.

One use of a SAN certificate is when you have multiple domains for the website. For instance, you might own domain.com and domain.net and want a certificate for both.

Several companies offer these options to customers, including Thawte, Geotrust, DigiCert, and Sectigo. These companies may offer specific features that make their SSL products more appealing.

There are other options to consider. Customers can also choose the level of encryption that works best for them. Digicert Secure site Pro range has the higher encryption of all with up to 512 bit.

Unlike wildcards that are restricted to Domain Validated (DV) & Organisation validated (OV), you are able to obtain SAN certificate as an extended validation certificate

Fortunately, these options mean that you can find the ideal solution for your company at a price point that works for you.

 

Why should you avoid free SSL Certificates ?

Why should you avoid free SSL Certificates ?

Free SSL Certificates, why should you avoid them?

SSL certificates are designed to provide a better level of security for your website.
They offer a specific kind of encryption, ensuring that data moving from a user’s computer to the site maintains a level of protection and is unreadable to any malicious identity thieves, hackers, or any other type of third party.

It also sends a signal to the search engines, notably Google, that your website is safely protected. SSL certificates are required by Google to display your secured website in search.

They work to flag sites as unsafe in the Google Chrome browser as SSL certificates are in place to ensure users feel an added level of security while using the internet.

While there are free certificates available, there are some serious concerns regarding security, validity, and authenticity that can affect website owners using them.

How Do Free SSL Certificates Work?

Free certificates are issued at no cost by some web host providers. The reasoning for issuing free certificates was to make HTTPS access available to all websites.

There are two different types of free certificates:

  • Self-signed certificate where there is no requirement for any certificate authority to sign them as the issuer signs them.
  • Free SSL certificates such as let’s encrypt which is signed by a certificate authority

Though both these certificates do provide an https connection, here are the main cons of a free SSL

  1. There is literately no support for free ssl certificates
  2. free certificates do not validate the site owner’s identity, which result in lower trust from visitors.
  3. their lifetime is usually 90 days meaning you will need to request a new one each time.
  4. Free SSl certificate offer no warranty, if you have an issue with them , you are pretty much on your own.
  5. Most fraudulent websites use free ssl certificates as they have a very low authentication process.
  6. To be honest, do you really expect a free certificate to have the same level of security as premium certificate ?

Differences Between Free and Paid SSL Certificates

One of the main differences between free and paid certificates is that free certificates are only available with a domain validation option. These certificates are used to provide only a basic level of authentication, making them suitable for blogs and small websites.

The free version of the certificate does not offer the same features as organization validation or extended validation certificates. Organization Validation certificates provide a high level of assurance and are generally used to validate an organization or more significant sized business. Extended validation certificates assure your website visitors that they are visiting the official website for your business.

Another reason to avoid free certificates is that there are no safeguards in place to stop malware distributors from using these certificates to create websites that distribute malware. They can make them look official with the free certificates, and there have been incidents where this has happened.

The paid versions of certificates offer both extended and organization validated certificates, which are much more secure than a free certificate.

Paid SSL offers a more extended period of validity, while free certificates do not provide extended domain validation.

There is also limited support for free certificates, whereas paid certificates are available with full support if you have any problems with your certificate.

Certificate Renewal Options

Another difference between free and paid SSL is that free certificates last only ninety days before expiring. At the end of this period, users must exchange their free certificates for a new one.

Paid certificates are generally issued and last for up to two years, although there is a chance that the validity may be shortened to one year.

you should consider purchasing the paid version for your website to avoid a lot of the hassles associated with having a free certificate. There is also the added element of trust your customers will have when they visit your website.

Some of the leading paid certificate issuers are

  • Thawte
  • DigiCert
  • GeoTrust
  • Sectigo.

Visit out store to enroll for your premium certificates https://www.sslcertificate.ch/

SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates

SSL certificates

SSL certificates, why do i need one ?

If you are trading online, an ssl certificate is the most probably the first thing you should think about. SSL don’t only encrypt data between your website and the customer, it also provide a business authentication ensuring your visitors they are dealing with the right entity.

Type of SSL certificates

The type of certificates available as well as their application mainly depend on the transactions you conduct on your site.

  1. Extended validation or EV: This certificate has the highest level of validation, it doesn’t only have a high level encryption; this SSL also validates your organisation name through the green address bar. We recommend this certificate for financial and trading websites.
  2. Organisation validate or OV: This certificate confirms the website owner’s identity as well as registration with the local business registrar. this can be used on mail server and non-transactional websites
  3. Domain Validated or DV: This is the lowest level of authentication and only confirms domain right of the certificate requestor; this is recommended for any internal websites.

Why use Prima Secure?

We all know how draining the SSL validation process can be,  here are some the added value for using Prima Secure:

  1. Validation: We pre-validate your certificate to anticipate any documentation the vendor will require in order to speed up the issuance process. our team handles all follow up so you can concentrate on running your business.
  2. Support: We keep all support in-house, this enable us to provide better service delivery; we will assist you from the certificate generation to installation at no extra cost.
  3. Discount: We extend our partner discount to our customer meaning we are able to offer up to 55% off on selected brands.
  4. Payment: as our customers are globally located, we offer billing in the following currencies:” USD, EUR, CHF & ZAR”. means of payment can be via bank transfer to our Swiss or South African bank, Credit Card, Paypal or 30 days net (T&C Applies)

Which brands do we sell ?

We are a registered and authorized partner pf the following brands:

  1. Thawte: Thawte SSL is one of the most recognized certificate brand on the market.
  2. Geotrust: Geotrust SSL provide a wide range of certificate from EV, DV, Wildcards and OV.
  3. Digicert: Digicert SSL with it secure site pro range provide the most robust certificate on the market.
  4. Sectigo: Sectigo SSL previously Comodo SSL is one of the largest certificate provider on the market.
  5. Positive SSL: Positive SSL provides a wide range of domain validated certificates.
  6. Rapid SSL : rapid SSL is a Digicert own brands that provides domain validated certificates.

Please visit our ssl page for more info https://www.sslcertificate.ch/ssl-certificates/

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