A trusted SSL/TLS 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.
Single Domain SSL certificates
from CHF 99
🗸 protect single domain names
🗸 with or without subdomains
Multi Domain SSL certificates
(up to 5 domains)
🗸 encryption of up to 20 domains
🗸 with or without subdomains or sub-subdomains
Wildcard SSL certificates
from CHF 329
🗸 secure an unlimited number of subdomains for a domain name
Depending on the certificate type, different attributes of the certificate holder are checked.
For the identification verification of SwissSign SSL/TLS certificates, a distinction is made between three main types.
This certificate validates the domain, meaning it checks whether the URL (www.example.co.uk) exists. This validation is carried out automatically via email and offers the advantage that the check takes only seconds. This certificate protects the visitor using what is known as session encryption and contains no references to the operator of the webpage/application.
This 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 included in the certificate. It is thus ensured that this organisation is also the legal user.
This type of certificate is tested according to the strict, internationally regulated EV guidelines of CA/Browser Forum. The verification process includes legal and operational checks and validation of the existence of the company, 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:
- The domain-validated (DV) certificate: SwissSign SSL Silver certificate
- The organisation-validated (OV) certificate: SwissSign SSL Gold certificate
- The extended-validation (EV) certificate: SwissSign SSL Gold EV certificate
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.