A trusted SSL certificate proves the authenticity of your website through the reliable verification of your domain and additional company information, and ensures that you are trusted by operating systems and browsers.
🗸 SSL certificates, also known as TLS certificates, protect your servers and websites to build trust among your customers.
🗸 SSL certificates also contain trusted information about the certificate owner and therefore verify the identity of the operator of a website or server.
🗸 SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates encrypt sensitive data transmitted with the SSL or TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol.
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* To comply with the latest security requirements, certificates must be re-issued annually.
For the annual validation, we’ll send you an email notification 10 or 30 days before the certificate expires. Please follow the instructions in the email to revalidate your domain and re-issue the updated certificate.
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Number of domains to be certified
Depending on the certificate type, different numbers of domains are protected.
Depending on the number of domains to be certified, a distinction is made between three main types.
Single Domain SSL
is suitable for the protection of a single domain name, such as mywebsite.com
allows you to use just one certificate to secure an unlimited number of subdomains of a specified domain name
Multi Domain SSL
allows unlimited protection for up to 20 domains with or without subdomains with one certificate
Choice of validation level
Depending on the certificate type, different attributes of the certificate holder are checked.
For the identification verification of SwissSign SSL certificates, a distinction is made between three main types.
Domain Validation (DV)
The Domain Validation (DV) certificate type validates the domain, i.e. it checks whether the URL (www.example.ch) exists. This validation is performed automatically via e-mail and offers the advantage that the check takes only a few seconds. This certificate protects the visitor with so-called session encryption and does not contain any information about the operator of this site/application.
Organisation Validation (OV)
The Organisation Validation (OV) certificate type checks the organisation, i.e. the company operating the site. It also checks the official entry and confirms that the specified organisation actually exists. This information is indicated in the certificate. This ensures that the organisation is also the legal user.
Extended Validation (EV)
The Extended Validation (EV) certificate type is checked according to the strict, internationally regulated EV guidelines of the CA/Browser Forum. The checking process includes legal and operational checks and validation of the existence of the company by a state register, comparison with the official applicant information, authorisation of the certificate requester and the authentication of the owner rights for the domain.
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:
Definition of the number of domains to be certified
For the protection of several domains or several sub-domains the Multi-Domain certificate is suitable. For an unlimited number of websites that are sub-domains of only one defined domain name, the Wildcard certificate is the right choice.