SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are a simple but essential way to keep sensitive information safe while giving customers the confidence they need to complete a transaction online.
When online customers feel secure, they are more likely to complete a purchase or personalise their profile and return to your website. Customers will buy with confidence when they know that their information is protected. SSL encrypts sensitive, private data, such as credit card numbers and bank account details. Normally, data on the web is sent in clear text from computer to computer until its destination is reached. Any of the computers along the way can see that information – this is where the gap is presented to cyber attackers who are looking for soft targets.
Recently, Google announced that they prefer secured sites (even if your website doesn’t do online transactions), giving anyone who protects their website a boost in search engine rankings.
Comodo SSL Certificates
When you purchase a Comodo SSL certificate you’re putting yourself in extremely good company. How good? Well, 7 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies in the world are using Comodo-branded certificates.
So, if you want your business to be trusted on a level similar to that of the top companies around the world, Comodo certificates are a great place to start.
Comodo certificates are the most common SSL on the Internet. This means online customers are running into the Comodo trust seal on a frequent basis, and they are recognising that websites protected by this brand are safe to do business with.
As the Comodo brand offers a wide range of certificates under its umbrella, businesses of all shapes and sizes are sure to find a security solution that matches their exact needs.
Thawte SSL Certificates
The Thawte brand is an exceptional combination of trust and security. These certificates are some of the most premium SSL offerings on the market, but are available at prices that can fit almost any budget.
When customers see the Thawte trust seal on a website, they gain the confidence they need to make purchases, and businesses can rest assured that their customers’ information will be secure.
Thawte has been in the SSL business since 1995, and has since then issued more than 900,000 certificates in over 240 countries. For an SSL brand with a long history of boosting online security and trust, Thawte is an excellent choice.
These certificates are perfect for SMBs who are looking for a little bang for their buck with regards to SSL, including ROI potential.
Simply sign up for an SSL certificate (you will need a dedicated IP which you can order when checking out) which meets your needs (domain, extended, wildcard or multi-domain validation).
Various pieces of information need to be provided to the registering authority (either Comodo or Thawte). We’ll hold your hand through this process.
The verification process can take up to 10 days depending on the SSL selected. The most common type of SSL certificate, domain validation, generally takes a maximum of 1 day to be verified.
Once verified, it is a simple case of adding the SSL certificate to your website. We’ll assist with the entire process.
Keep data safe. All plans come with high (128 – 256 bit) encryption that ensures transactions and sensitive information are secure.
Get secured quickly. SSL certificates are typically approved in 4 days or less, with some plans approved in just 10 minutes!
Everyone is covered. Certificates are compatible with all major browsers, including those on mobile devices.
Show customers they're protected. A site seal proves your SSL is in place and the padlock in the browser bar tells customers their information is safe.
Our SSL certificates secure both www. and non-www. versions of your site – no need to buy a separate certificate.
Do business confidently. Liability insurance protects you and your customers if your SSL certificate is issued or used incorrectly – for an amount of up to $1,750,000.
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