Security

SSL Certificates

SSL’s are used is to keep private information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can read it. When your users’ type in their credit card numbers or passwords etc, this information goes from computer to computer until it reaches the final server destination.  If you’re web page is not secured by an SSL, this information travels in plain text for anyone to see.

Secure your website with one of our SSL Certificates.  Give your users and customers trust and confidence when dealing with you, that all information from their keyboard to your webpage is secured and encrypted.   We have a range of leading brands you can buy a SSL certificate that will be right for all your security requirements.

Levels of validation

Domain Validation
(DV)

Basic Security

Domain validation only. Issued in minutes, fully automatic. Ideal for blogs, social media and personal websites.

Organisation Validation (OV)

Strong business level SSL

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

Extended Validation
(EV)

Maximum Protection & Trust

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

Improve your search engine ranking

Establish trust by showing that you respect your user’s data.  Google is on a mission to make the web safer for all.  Part of that mission involves encouraging you as a site owner to make your site secure especially when people link to it from Google search. Websites using SSL certificates have been shown to benefit from higher rankings in Google (and other) search results.

Encrypt sensitive
data

Protect user
privacy

Secure online
transactions

Activate HTTPS &
the lock icon

Prove legitimacy

Increase SEO rank

Browsers have changed, don't get left behind

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

Choose the right SSL for your website

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

Domain Validation (DV)

Domain Validation (DV)

Ideal for non-critical web pages

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

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

RapidSSL® Certificates help you keep your customers’ transactions secure with up to 256-bit data encryption and site authentication.

Buy a certificate and speed through enrollment with automated domain control validation. Best of all, our SSL certificates are among the most affordable in the industry.

We keep our costs down and pass the savings on to you.

Organization Validation (OV)

Organization Validation (OV)

Ideal for more sensitive webpages such as login pages

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

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.

OV SSL is an organization validated certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates.

It activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously. Site visitors can verify that the website is operated by a legitimate company and is not an imposter site.

Extended Validation (EV)

Extended Validation (EV)

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

  • 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

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.

EV SSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL will in most cases display your company or site name in green. This prominent visual verification provides visitors added confidence that steps were taken to confirm the identity of the website and business they’re visiting, increasing user trust in your website and its credibility – this is why most large companies and organizations choose EV certificates.

Frequently asked questions

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 will display a padlock in end users web browsers to indicate 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 provide verification that a site is what it claims to be.

  • A browser attempts to connect to a website  secured with SSL. The browser requests that the website identify itself.
  • The website sends the browser a copy of its SSL certificate.
  • The browser checks to see whether or not it trusts the SSL certificate. If so, it sends a message to the website.
  • The website sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
  • Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the web site.

We will send you a renewal invoice within 30 days of the expiry date of your SSL certificate.  Once you have paid the invoice it will auto install/renew (depending on the type of SSL purchased.

If you have any questions please contact us by raising a ticket.