With the high level of criminal activity online, trust has become a ‘currency’ in the digital world. To succeed, businesses need to build reputations that their customers can bank on. Cybersecurity should be a top priority for every company, and one way to promote trust is through a secure connection via a Secure Socket Layer Certification, aka an SSL.

SSLs not only encrypt communication between businesses and website visitors, but they also offer secure validation of the enterprise. There are three types: Domain Validated (DV) SSL, Organization Validated (OV) SSL, and Extended Validated (EV) SSL. Which is which?

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Types of SSL Certificates and how to choose the best one for your business

  • DV SSL Certificates: The most basic type of SSL Certificate, which offers encryption and validation of your domain name, but that’s it. If you’re looking for a bare-bones option that will still encrypt communication between your website and visitors, this is the way to go.
  • OV SSL Certificates: A more comprehensive validation than a DV SSL. In addition to validating your domain name, these Certificates also validate your company’s identity. This is important if you want to build trust with website visitors and show them that you’re a legitimate business.
  • EV SSL Certificates: The highest level of validation available. In addition to validating your domain name and company identity, these Certificates also validate the physical existence of your business. This is the best option if you want to build the strongest possible secure reputation with website visitors.

Domains.co.za offers businesses industry leading SSL Certificates for every company’s individual needs. From Certum to Comodo, RapidSSL and True BusinessID® to Wildcard SSLs for multiple domains.

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