Thawte® SSL Web Server EV Certificates
Thawte's SSL Web Server Certificate with Extended Validation (EV) offers corporations and
government entities the highest industry standard for identity authentication as well as 256,
128, 56 or 40 bit encryption. The level of encryption delivered depends on your client's browser
capability and the cipher suite installed on your Web server. If you secure your Web site with an
Extended Validation SSL Certificate, end users with the latest high-security Web browsers will
see a highly visible green address bar verifying the authenticity of your Web site.
This is the only level of authentication that enables Internet Explorer 7and above to display the
trusted green address bar and a scrolling security status bar identifying both the name of the
Web site and the Certificate Authority for the Web site.
What is EV (Extended Validation) Certificate?
In 2005, a group of leading certification authorities (CAs) and Internet browsers came together to
establish a more rigorous and harmonized approach to online SSL security. Known as the CA/Browser
Forum, the group decided a standardized Secure Socket Layer (SSL) method was needed, to prove a
website's authenticity across all browsers, for all CAs and for all Web users. In January 2007, new
Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates were at last released worldwide, and are expected to greatly
enhance ecommerce and boost the confidence of online shoppers everywhere.
With EV SSLs, all CAs must adhere to the same security standards when processing certificate requests,
while visitors to EV SSL-secured sites can trust that the online organization has undergone the same
universal authentication process.
"The EV vetting process creates a very strong tie between the organization that is named in the
certificate and the actual real world organization," Thayer said. "... EV SSL has a number of additional
steps that make it much more difficult for fraudsters to perform phishing and pretend they're something
Currently, only Internet Explorer 7 and Opera 8 browsers are EV-ready and support the new visual
indicators. Mozilla and Safari are known to be committed to supporting the concept of EV, with Firefox
expected to implement it in their version-3 release.
So far, Thayer says adoption of EV SSL has been slow, but exactly what was expected.
Marketing surveys show that Web sites using Extended Validation (EV) certificates convert 20% more
than any type of SSL certificates. Imagine adding 20% to your net profits by upgrading to EV SSL
Why Do I Need EV (Extended Validation) SSL Certificate?
Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates are the way to go if you’re conducting business online.
Ask yourself these questions:-
Is consumer confidence important to me?
Is my business one that can be confused with Phishing sites?
Is my brand strong enough to create trust?
Can I afford an EV certificate if it helps me close 20 percent more business?
If you have answered yes to all of the questions above, especially the last one, you should
upgrade to an EV SSL certificate. It’s all about ROI.
Today all of the major brands are upgrading to EV SSL certificates even though their businesses
are well known and have a recognized brand. Trust is the key issue. EV SSL certificates are
issued by CAs (Certificate Authority) such as VeriSign, GeoTrust, and Thawte. They verify your
organization manually and, if all your records show you are a legitimate business, then they
issue you the certificate.
Do you think Phishing sites can get an EV SSL? The answer is no way. However, they may be
able to get a Domain Validated (DV) certificate such as RapidSSL, QuickSSL Premium, SSL 123,
Comodo, AlphaSSL, GoDaddy, etc. For a DV certificate, CAs only validates the domain name
ownership. If they own the domain they can get a DV certificate in minutes. Even though CAs
catches them very quickly and revokes their certificate, it’s still possible and they cause a lot of
damage before they get caught.
EV SSL certificates are expensive because issuing one is very labor-intensive. Almost all of the
information must be verified manually by calling government agencies, business organizations,
TheSSLstore.com has compiled a list of EV SSL case studies showing how having an EV SSL
certificate has helped various online businesses. The case studies cover all kinds of businesses
including MelBoteri.com, NeoVerve.com, CUSA.com, and iStyles.com. If you need help
convincing your management to switch to EV SSL, show them these case studies.
“As you may be acquainted with, plenty of online businesses have measured the results of
putting Extended Validation (EV) SSL on their sites and have commonly found that EV SSL has
proven to be a key factor in overcoming customer reluctance to do business online. Businesses
that secure their website with EV SSL reports an average increase in transactions of over 20%.
With so many measurements of EV’s effect, we have decided to put it on all our websites.” says
John Tuncer, founder of St. Petersburg based theSSLstore.com, www.Rapid-Billing.com”
Domains Secured:- Single Domain Name (FQDN)
Issuance Speed:- 5 to 10 working days
Validation Required:- Domain and identity authentication and verification
Notification Level In Browsers:- Green address bar, domain name, and business name
shown on certificate
Encryption Strength:- Up to 256-bit encryption
Browser compatibility:- 99% for green bar Windows 7+ bro
Includes Site Seal:- Included
Server License:- Single Server - Additional server lice
Uses Chained Certificates:- Yes
Reissue:- Yes - unlimited for the lifespan of th
EV Upgrade Tool:- Free Windows XP EV upgrade tool (a $300 value) is
embedded within the Thawte site seal and comes with the
purchase of a Thawte EV Certificate
Features & Benefits:-
Extended Validation with secure green address bar
Up to 256-bit encryption where both client and server are capable of encrypting at this
Domain and identity authentication and verification
Thawte Secured® Seal with EV Upgrader
99.9% Browser recognition rate
Supports mobile devices
Unlimited for the lifespan of the certificate
Secures internationalized domains
GeoTrust® QuickSSL Premium Certificates are compatible with following browsers
Netscape Navigator 2.x +
Red Hat Linux Konqeror
TheSSLstore is one of the largest SSL certificate providers and is a Platinum partner for VeriSign,
GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL. It provides 24/7 support for any queries. For more information about
TheSSLstore, please visit https://www.thesslstore.com
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