What is Extended Validation?
Extended Validation (EV) certificates are single-domain SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
certificates that offer the highest degree of authentication and SSL protection.
To ensure this, they require more evaluation and documentation checks for
applicant websites than other certificate types.
DigiCert EV SSL certificates include a manual validation step to confirm:
- The legal, physical, and operational existence of the entity
- That the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the certificate
- That the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified
- The identity of the entity matches official records
Today's Threat Landscape Demands the EV Approach to SSL
The EV green address bar gives users the rock-solid assurance that they can trust your domain.
Fraudulent websites steal money intended for legitimate businesses every day. EV certs prove you’re a valid business entity.
Protect your brand and your customers by adding a personal authentication step in the validation process.
The extra validation checks EV certificates require provide unparalleled authentication of your business.
What Does Extended Validation Look Like?
The green branded address bar is the most highly recognizable sign of
an EV-secured webpage. It shows visitors your website is a safe place
to enter their sensitive data.
More Assurance for Multiple Domains
Multi-domain certificates are easy to manage and can be upgraded to include the assurance of extended validation. Receive EV-specific visual benefits in the browser and boost user trust for every page on your domain or subdomain with a DigiCert EV Multi-Domain Certificate.
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Why Choose DigiCert for SSL Certificates?
Award-Winning Customer Support
Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you won't wait for issuance or for help at any stage of certificate management.
Cost and Convenience
Many Certificate Authorities only allow free reissues up to 30 days after purchase. DigiCert allows free reissues on unlimited servers for the life of your certificate.
Universal Device and Browser Compatibility
Thanks to one of the oldest root certificates in the industry, DigiCert SSL certificates are trusted by all major browsers, mail systems, operating systems, and mobile devices.
Fastest Issuance and Load Times
Our validation experts issue your certificate within a few hours and DigiCert OCSP times are up to 8x faster than competitors, making for the fastest SSL in the industry.
Access to Free Tools and Platforms
Pioneering Certificate Authority
DigiCert was a founding member of the CA/Browser Forum, and is one of the few Certificate Authorities developing new SSL technology to better protect customers.
Improved SEO and Google Ranking
HTTPS is one of the most powerful ranking factors for organic search, so our SSL certificates will help boost your rankings and overall visibility.
Increased Conversions with Site Seal
Users trust sites that have a website seal clearly on display. One study revealed that over 60% of customers said they abandoned a purchase because a trust logo was missing.