Symantec SSL Certificates
Facts are facts. Today, Symantec is the #1 most recognized and trusted brand in the SSL industry. There’s simply no alternative that offers what Symantec does. Since 1991 Symantec has powered the world-renowned anti-virus brand, Norton, and in 2010 they acquired VeriSign, the global leader in SSL… now combined you get unsurpassed encryption, trust and brand recognition included with all of Symantec’s Website Security Solutions.
SYMANTEC™ SECURE SITE (OV)
Symantec™ is the world’s most trusted SSL certificate brand in the world, as their certificates display the globally recognized Norton™ Secured Seal on every site they protect. The Symantec Secure Site is the most feature-rich Organization Validated (OV) certificate in the industry, offering the highest possible encryption rate, daily malware scanning, and website vulnerability assessments, along with the highest industry warranty ($1,500,000). With these features and the Norton Seal, the Secure Site is sure to provide top-of-the-line protection and the highest level of trust to any e-commerce business. Click for more information.
SYMANTEC™ SECURE SITE WILDCARD CERTIFICATE (OV)
For the industry’s most secure, trusted, and feature-rich wildcard certificate, turn to the Symantec Secure Site Wildcard. This efficient cert will cover one domain name (www.domain.com) and an unlimited number of subdomains (mail.domain.com, payment.domain.com, support.domain.com, etc.). Best of all, Symantec-brand certificates offer a number of additional features beyond just standard encryption, like free daily malware scanning and the Symantec Seal-In Search, which will maximize click-throughs to and conversions on your site. With true ROI potential, this certificate can be viewed at as more than just an expense – it’s an investment into the trust and credibility of your company. Click here for more information.
SYMANTEC™ SECURE SITE PRO (SGC) (OV)
Symantec™ is the premier name in the SSL industry, and the Secure Site Pro proves why. This comprehensive and trusted SSL certificate goes above and beyond standard encryption. The Symantec name, along with the Norton checkmark, are two of the most trusted images on the web, so your customers will instantly be assured that you’re a reputable business and safe to make transactions with. Additionally, this certificate includes daily malware scanning, along with a vulnerability assessment. You simply won’t find a more feature-rich Organization Validated (OV) certificate, making this a perfect solution for larger companies and any business looking to throw its name in with the leaders in their industry. Click here for more information.
SYMANTEC™ SECURE SITE (EV)
Symantec™ is the most trusted and recognized brand name in the SSL industry and all of their certificates display the globally known Norton™ Secured Seal on every site they protect. The Symantec Secure Site with EV not only provides websites with the power of the Symantec name and the Norton checkmark, but also the green address bar, the most trusted visual indicator on the web. There is simply no better way to assure your customers that they are safe to make purchases on your site than this combination of the Symantec name, the Norton checkmark, and the green address bar. This SSL certificate isn’t a cost, it’s an investment – an investment in the trust of your company and a sure-fire way to let your customers know that their information is protected by the best of the best.. Click here for more information.
SYMANTEC™ SAFE SITE (OV)
The Symantec Safe Site allows your business to display the most trusted site seal in the world on your website. The Norton Secure Seal is displayed all over the web more than a half a billion times a day across 170 countries. Online shoppers know that this seal is synonymous with reputable and that your company has been vetted by an industry leader in web security. Since this is not an SSL certificate, no encryption is provided, but it is an excellent security product for websites without a need for SSL but looking for a boost in trust. This product also comes with daily malware scanning and Symantec’s Seal-in-Search technology, which display the popular Norton symbol next to your URL in search engines. Read more about the Symantec Safe Site Seal.
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.