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What are the benefits of SSL certificates?

SSL certificates increase the level of trust that your customers and partners place in your company’s website or web applications. A trusted CA such as SwissSign certifies the authenticity of your website by conducting a reliable check of your domain and other company information. In doing so, it ensures that you are also trusted by operating systems and browsers. 
SSL certificates guarantee your customers and partners both privacy and data protection by allowing for secure encrypted access. SSL certificates offer protection against phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks. They also increase the visibility of your website, as the Google ranking rates websites with SSL/TLS encryption much higher than websites without SSL.

 

How can I find an appropriate SSL certificate?

The primary question when selecting the right certificate is the level of trust that the website or web application should provide the visitor. The higher the level of trust and security required, the more detailed the process for the verification of the owner’s identity and the information subsequently provided in the certificate.

 

Choice of validation level

A differentiation is made between three main certificate types for the identification check:

The domain-validated (DV) certificate: BLUE SSL DV certificate
With this certificate, the domain is validated, i.e. it is checked whether this URL (www.example.ch) exists. The validation process is performed on an automated basis via e-mail and has the advantage that the check takes place within a matter of seconds. This certificate protects visitors using so-called session encryption and does not contain any information on the operator of the respective site/application.

The organisation-validated (OV) certificate: BLUE SSL OV certificate
With this certificate type, the organisation, i.e. the company operating the site or application, is validated. Official entries are checked and confirmation is provided that the indicated organisation also actually exists. This information is indicated in the certificate and further confirms that this organisation is also the legally legitimate user.

The extended-validation (EV) certificate: BLUE SSL EV certificate
This certificate type involves a validation process performed in accordance with the strict, internationally governed EV Guidelines of the CA/Browser Forum. All browsers display EV certificates using a green bar, meaning that the respective website or web application enjoys the highest level of trust upon being visited or used. The validation process includes the legal and operational check, verification of the company’s existence, a comparison with the applicant’s official details, authorisation of the certificate requester and the authentication of the domain ownership rights.

Comparator Table
Use
Trust Level
Validaty Period
Green url
Wildcard
SAN/Sub Domain
Warranty
Technical specifications
Delivery
Price
Buy
fd6c1ce6-c78f-4e04-81e9-42392703e39b BLUE SSL DV
ff0df0c8-c72f-47ff-bd3f-20fd4441c721 BLUE SSL OV
1d9d5c9c-37d9-442a-b178-60e270beda06 BLUE SSL EV
bca3c64a-a397-4675-9963-897a27672cbc BLUE SSL WILDCARD DV
fe7b543d-2bf8-40d4-8756-0132dd7401a2 BLUE SSL WILDCARD OV
Blogs, social network websites, personal websites Enterprise Website E-commerce, Finantial Institutions Blogs, social network websites, personal websites Enterprise Website
Basic Advanced Maximum Basic Advanced
1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years
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10 000 € 100 000 € 100 000 € 10 000 € 100 000 €
2048 bits asymetric, symetric 256 bits, SHA-2 hash 256 bits 2048 bits assymetric, symetric 256 bits, SHA-2 hash 256 bits 2048 bits assymetric, symetric 256 bits, SHA-2 hash 256 bits 2048 bits asymetric, symetric 256 bits, SHA-2 hash 256 bits 2048 bits assymetric, symetric 256 bits, SHA-2 hash 256 bits
seconds/ minutes 1-2 utility days 3-4 utility days seconds/ minutes 1-2 utility days
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy