Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificates
Reliable security with organizational validation
Organization Validated certificates, or OV certificates, are a type of SSL technology that offers up to 256-bit encryption to websites of businesses and other registered organizations. The difference between OV certificates and domain validated (DV) certificates is that a little extra vetting is required to confirm that you not only own your domain but that your organization is also legit. But don’t fret! So long as your business is registered, the validation process isn’t a problem. In most cases, it only takes a couple of days and you’ll be all set.
So why should you go through the little extra effort to purchase an OV certificate? The biggest differentiator is that when you have your organization validated, a trusted third-party online security company is vouching for you online.
People know that they can trust names like Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL, and Comodo, so when these companies can guarantee that you are who you say you are, it will make a person more likely to do business with you. These days, consumers are being more and more vigilant when shopping online, so websites that are protected by an OV SSL certificate have a distinct advantage over the competition.
Include your company info
Another advantage to OV certificates is that they come with a variety of can’t-miss trust indicators that will tell visitors to your site that your company has been validated. With an OV certificate, your web address changes from HTTP to HTTPS and a padlock icon appears in the address bar – two well-known signs of security and reputation.
Plus, the most important feature of all, a dynamic site seal that contains verified and time-stamped information about your company and the third-party Certification Authority who issued the certificate comes with all OV certs. These things go a long way toward ensuring consumer confidence and building an extra layer of trust into your site.
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