Extended Validation SSL Overview

An Extended Validation SSL Certificate is issued by a "Certificate Authority" (Such as GeoTrust, Thawte or Symantec) as a means of providing assurance to a website visitor that the site they are on is owned and operated by a company that has been identified by an independent third-party company.

Sites that have undergone this process will utilize this certificate to safeguard their site from "impostor" websites that might appear to the untrained eye as being legitimate. With the advent of higher security browsers it is far easier to be sure that the site you're visiting has undergone this stringent process. All the major web browsers now will employ a "green bar" appearance to signify that an Extended Validation SSL Certificate is in place.

The "green bar" is an instantly recognizable way of showing your customers that your site is secure and trustworthy. Below are screen grabs of how each browser alerts viewers that your site is verified and that their data is being protected by the highest level of security. Maximize your sales potential by providing your customers with the confidence they need to go from "shopper"to "buyer".

Image showing the various browsers in Greee-bar mode


EV Validation Requirements and Order Process

What type of documentation you'll be required to provide will depend on what type of organization you're operation. The requirements vary for government agencies, corporations, general partnerships, unincorporated associations and sole proprietorships.

Generally speaking, the certificate authority is going to ask for documents and identification to verify that you are the person, business or organization you claim to be and they'll want the most reliable official documents to substantiate that.

For a detailed description of the documents you will need to provide the steps you'll need to follow, please see our Extended Validation Requirements page for more information.

 

Buy a GeoTrust True BusinessID Certificate with EV

GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV

Only Extended Validation SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers.

  • 40-bit to 256-bit SSL encryption
  • GeoTrustTrue Site Seal with company name, date/time stamp
  • $500K warranty

 


$199 $329
1 year 2 Year
Purchase a GeoTrust True BusinessID SSL Certificate with EV

GeoTrust Unlimited Server Licensing

GeoTrust True BusinessID Multi-Domain EV

With a GeoTrust True BusinessID Multi-Domain with EV certificate, you can add, edit, or delete up to 25 domain names over the lifetime of the certificate and get the aded protection of Extended Validation. EV SSL Certificates trigger the 'green bar' in high-security web browsers.

Add, edit or delete any additional domain names to the Subject Alt Name (SAN) field during the enrollment process or at anytime during the lifecycle of the certificate.

Designed for Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Communications Servers, this Unified Communications Certificate is also ideal for shared hosting environments, QA testing environments, and small businesses with multiple business applications to secure on a single server.
>> Learn More About GeoTrust True BusinessID Multi-Domain with EV


$399
1 year
$699
2 year
Buy GeoTrust SSL Certificates
Prices above reflect purchase of initial license and 4 additional domains for a total of 5 domains. Up to 25 domain names are possible at an additional cost.


 

Thawte EV SSL Certificate

Thawte SSL Web Server Certificates with EV

Only Extended Validation SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers.

Thawte SSL Web Server Certificates with EV enable the most visible security indicator: the green address bar in high-security browsers, assuring users that your site is secure and your identity has been authenticated to the industry's highest standard. When customers see the green address bar and the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, they gain the confidence to complete their transaction. SSL Web Server Certificates with EV include Extended Validation, the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, free reissues, and a 30-day money back guarantee.

$199 $329
1 year 2 Year
Purchase a Thawte SSL Web Server with EV

 

Symantec Secure Site With EV SSL Certificate

All Symantec SSL Certificates now include a Norton Secured SealNEW!! Now ALL Symantec SSL Certificates include a FREE Symantec Safe Site with daily malware site scans. The Symantec Safe Site assures your viewers that your site is both genuine and malware-free. A $199 value!

Symantec Secure Site with EV

Symantec Secure Site with EV SSL Certificates protect the transfer of sensitive data on websites, intranets, and extranets using a minimum of 40-bit and up to 256-bit encryption (the highest that each individual browser will allow). The Symantec Secure Site Pro EV SSL Certificate includes a $100,000 warranty and the Norton Secured Seal.

$845 $1475
1 year 2 Year
Buy Symantec Secure Site SSL Certificate with EV
Symantec Secure Site Pro With EV (SGC)

Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate provides minimum of 128-bit and up to 256-bit encryption and more than 99% browser recognition. Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate is enabled by Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) to help ensure strong encryption to site visitors. Includes $250,000 warranty and the Norton Secured Seal.

Extended Validation triggers the display of the green address bar in the latest high-security browsers, and True 128-bit SSL Certificates enable every site visitor to experience the strongest SSL encryption available to them.

All Symantec Secure Site Pro EV SSL Certificates now include ECC Algorithm SupportNEW! Now ALL Symantec Secure Site Pro EV SSL Certificates include ECC Algorithm Support. Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) creates encryption keys based on the idea of using points on a curve to define the public/private key pair. It is difficult to break using the brute force methods often employed by hackers and offers a faster solution with less computing power than RSA encryption.

$1195 $2095
1 year 2 Year
Buy Symantec Secure Site Pro SSL Certificate with EV

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