SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates - safe browsing.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the technology used to establish an encrypted link between a website/email server and a browser. The SSL certificate guarantees that the data passed between the web server and browsers is private and unchanged. The evidence of a certified website is a closed lock symbol and the URL starts with a https and not http.

RapidSSL and  QuickSSL  from Geotrust are internet security specialists focused on providing business with 256 bit encrypted certificates. Geotrust is dedicated to being the lowest cost SSL certificates providers.

The RapidSSL and QuickSSL Certificates are issued within minutes via automated validation, as a result customers can obtain SSL Certificates immediately.

What are SSL certificates and what are they used for.?

A SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a certificate in a digital file format that authenticates the identity or ownership of a website or websites. All data that flows to or from that website is encrypted using SSL technology. Thus no eaves dropping by unwanted people or authorities. The process of Encryption scrambles data into a unreadable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key, the certificate.

There are a number of types of certificates, but 3 main categories, viz: cert. linking to a domain, cert. linking to a business and a cert. linking to a domain and business.

It thus serves as an electronic "passport" in a way that establishes an online entity's credentials when doing business on the Web.

When a user sends confidential information to a Web server, the user's browser accesses the server's digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

A SSL certificate contains the following information:

  • The certificate holder's name
  • The certificate's serial number and expiration date
  • A copy of the certificate holder's public key
  • The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority
Detailed Technical Specifications for Geotrust Certificates. - click here

GeoTrust SSL Certificates

  RapidSSL® RapidSSL Wildcard® QuickSSL® QuickSSL® Premium True BusinessID True BusinessID
with EV
True BusinessID Wildcard
Validation Type Domain
Validation
Domain 
Validation
Domain
Validation
Domain
Validation
Organization
Validation
Extended
Validation
Organization
Validation
Trust Level Standard Standard Standard Standard Deluxe Premium Deluxe
Brand Recognition Moderate Moderate Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Green Bar i - - - - - Yes -
Warranty $10,000 $5,000 $100,000 $500,000 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 $1,250,000
Subdomains Secured Single Unlimited Single Single Single Single Unlimited
Issuance 10 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 1-2 days 1-10 days 1-2 days
Validity Options 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-2 years 1-3 years
Site Seal Static Static Static Dynamic Dynamic Dynamic Dynamic
Server Gated Cryptography - - - - - Yes -
SSL Encryption up to 256-bit up to 256-bit up to 256-bit up to 256-bit up to 256-bit up to 256-bit up to 256-bit
99% Browser Compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser Security Lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile device compatibility - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
IDN Support - - - - - - -
EV Upgrader - - - - - Yes i -
Installation Quick & Easy Quick & Easy Quick & Easy Quick & Easy Quick & Easy Quick & Easy Quick & Easy
Free Customer Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto renewal reminders & early renewal benefits i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Revocation and Replacement Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
Free Refund 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
  RapidSSL® RapidSSL Wildcard® QuickSSL® QuickSSL® Premium True BusinessID True BusinessID
with EV
True BusinessID Wildcard

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