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Would you do business with somebody you don’t trust? Neither would your customers!
Almost every website involves some exchange of information— from login details for an online application to contact info on a landing page—and today’s savvy online consumers won’t stay on a website unless they feel confident that it’s secure.
Use this guide to help you select an SSL/TLS option for your business.
SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is a universally accepted security protocol used by web browsers and servers to protect data passed back and forth on a website. Two components—the protocol and the certificate—work together to enable a secure HTTPS connection.
The visual cues provided by SSL help your visitors feel confident they can trust your site. Choosing the right certificate is about both security and selecting the level of trust you need to gain from your customers.
The certificate authority that issues your SSL/ TLS certificate is just as important as the kind of certificate you choose. You want to be backed by a name that both you, and your visitors, know and trust.
EV is recommended by PCI (Payment Card Industry) for websites that handle sensitive information, such as insurance records, credit card information or personally identifiable information (PII).
To choose the right certificate type and functionality, answer these questions:
|Do I Need to?||Solution||Use Case|
|Add basic security to one site?||Basic SSL Certificate||Enables HTTPS for 1 domain (both www and non-www)|
|Add basic security to a site with subdomains?||Wildcard SSL Certificate||Enables HTTPS for 1 domain and unlimited subdomains (such as mail.site.com, blog.site.com, etc.)|
|Secure a website that handles personal data and/or payment information?||Premium SSL Certificate||Enables HTTPS for 1 domain and shows your verified company name in the browser address bar, a.k.a. “the green address bar”|