SSL Purchase Advice

Which SSL certificate fits your needs?

Security for websites, webshops, mail or documents

SSL certificates should meet two requirements: first of all, they encrypt your data during the transmission between the SSL server and client. The encryption level should be 256 bit or stronger. Secondly, SSL certificates are responsible for the visitor's feeling of safety. Especially the well known SSL brands will guarantee that the user feels protected. Our checklist will help you make your choice:

Private Websites

Simple Websites, Bulletin Boards, Blogs
 

Basic Requirements

These SSL certificates offer a solid encryption level and at least a static Site Seal without a date display. The domain is validated via the admin-c email. Warning: If the browser can't identify the certificate due to lacking browser acceptance, an error may occur!

  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Organization Validation
  • Domain Validation
  • Good Acceptance
  • 256 bit Encryption

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Business Websites

Online Shops, Webmail, Customer Interfaces, Mailserver, MS Exchange

Medium Requirements

These SSL certificates provide a dynamic Site Seal with date display, which shows the shop owners information by clicking on it. These certificates offer a browser acceptance of 99% or higher in order to avoid errors when viewing the page.

  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Organization Validation
  • Domain Validation
  • Maximum Acceptance
  • 256 bit Encryption

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Security Zones

Online Shops, Online Banking, Business Websites (Limited companies, Public companies)

Highest Requirements

Highest encryption level: These SSL Certificates display the owner of the website with the company name in the green address bar of the browser, even in multidomain option. Naturally, a dynamic Site Seal displays the date and timestamp.

  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Organization Validation
  • Domain Validation
  • Maximum Acceptance
  • 256 bit encryption

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