GeoTrust SSL Certificates
GeoTrust is the world’s second largest digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the Internet. Our range of digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively.
QUICKSSL PREMIUM CERTIFICATE (DV)
This popular certificate allows you to secure one fully qualified domain name (www or non-www) with up to 256-bit encryption. GeoTrust® is one of the most trusted names in the industry, and your customers will feel instant assurance knowing that your site is protected by such a premium brand. Best of all, the QuickSSL Premium is typically issued in less than 10 minutes, as it requires just simple, domain verification for the validation process. The GeoTrust® QuickSSL Premium is an excellent option for small-to-medium size online businesses that want a more premium brand at a budget-friendly price. Click for more information.
TRUE BUSINESSID WILDCARD CERTIFICATE (OV)
GeoTrust® Wildcards make it possible for e-commerce businesses to manage justone certificate while securing unlimited hostnames. By installing one GeoTrust Wildcard, issued to *.yourdomain.com, you’ll be able to protect every subdomain you need. This certificate is compatible with over 99% of browsers and offers top-level encryption that’s ideally suited for more robust SMB ecommerce sites. Click here for more information.
TRUE BUSINESSID CERTIFICATE (OV)
The GeoTrust True BusinessID is one of the most sought-after SSL certificates in the industry. That’s because it offers top-of-the-line encryption, numerous trust indicators, and a widely recognized site seal, all at a budget-friendly price. With this certificate, you don’t need to pay top-dollar for a top-product. An Organization Validated (OV) certificate, the GeoTrust True BusinessID requires that a company complete a standard vetting procedure, before the certificate is issued. This process just ensures that you are a legitimate company and will then allow you to share this freely across your site. Any small-to-medium sized business interested in going beyond standard encryption and beefing up their trust should consider this certificate. Click here for more information.
TRUE BUSINESSID WITH EV SSL (EV)
The GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV SSL certificate is an excellent option for customers who want to harness the power of the most trusted symbol on the internet – the green address bar – but are working with a limited budget. That’s because this certificate is one of the most affordable EV certificates in the industry. However, you can be assured that you aren’t compromising the security of your customers by investing in a lower-cost EV, as GeoTrust is one of the most respected and recognized names in the industry and this certificate boasts high-end 256-bit encryption. The GeoTrust TBID w/ EV is the perfect solution for small to medium sized businesses and ecommerce sites that want to maximize consumer trust in their website(s). Click here for more information.
Different types of SSL certificates explained
Domain Validated (DV)
A Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificate is a quick and easy way to secure a domain, as the Certificate Authority (CA) issuing the certificate only requires verification that the recipient actually owns the domain they wish to cover. This verification process can typically be completed in a matter of minutes. However, these certificates offer little in the way of SSL recognition, so they are recommended for websites where visitor trust is not of high importance and information like usernames, passwords, or credit card information is not required.
Organization Validated (OV)
An Organization Validated (OV) SSL certificate requires that a business complete a light vetting process by the Certificate Authority before being issued. These certificates are a nice middle-ground between DV and EV certificates, as they aren’t as expensive as EV options but still offer more SSL and trust indications than basic DV options. These certificates typically take between 2-3 days to be issued.
Extended Validated (EV)
EV stands for Extended Validation and is the most premium type of SSL certificate available. These certificates are identified on websites mainly by the green address bar, the most universally recognized symbol of trust on the web. EV certificates are becoming more and more commonplace in the industry, especially amongst ecommerce sites, as they are used by some of the most trusted sites in the world like Bank of America, Twitter, Paypal, and more. These certificates require that a company complete a thorough vetting process before being issued.
Wildcard SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL certificates can cover one main domain name (www.domain.com) and an unlimited amount of subdomains (mail.domain.com, login.domain.com, test.domain.com, etc.).
WWW and non-WWW certificates
GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Sectigo (previous comodo CA) both offer coverage for www and non-www. As long as the certificate is generated with www as the common name, the non-www version will automatically be covered. This is not the case, however, for Symantec and Thawte certificates. You will to purchase separate certificates to cover both the www and non-www common name for either of those brands.