SSL Certificates (all types)
If you are going to ask for sensitive or confidential information from your customer through your website then you need an ssl certificate. If you are taking payments online or asking customers to fill in forms with extremely personal information then you need an ssl certificate.
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the most widely used security protocol on the internet today. It is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network. In the case of a browser for instance, users are alerted to the presence of SSL when the browser displays a padlock or, in the case of an EV (Extended Validation) Certificate, the address bar displays both a padlock and a green bar. This is what makes SSL so successful, it is so simple to use and understand.
What sort of certificates are there? There are quite a few so here are some of the most common ones that our customers buy. Note that all our certificates are issued by GlobalSign who are one of the top three CA (certificate authorities) in the world, all certificates use 2048 bit encryption, SHA256 signing algorithms and comply with industry best practices regarding encryption levels. All prices are for one year, we can offer a discount for multiple years ordered at the same time for a single SSL
Order Now From £52.00 1: StandardSSL
(usually issued within four hours)
cost: £52.00 (plus £25.00 for a dedicated IP address for your site)
order your standard SSL now
This general SSL certificate is extremely popular due to the low cost and high security, giving your site the security that customers are looking for. However if you are going to use for ecommerce or sensitive data it may be worth considering the domainSSL or organisationSSL as they give your customers more confidence and better security due to their increased vetting procedures.
Order Now From £79.00 2: DomainSSL
(usually issued same day)
cost: £79.00 (plus £25.00 for a dedicated IP address for your site)
order your domain SSL now
This is domain validated so we simply require confirmation that you are indeed the owner of that domain name. DomainSSL activates the browser padlock and https, and assures your customers that you take security seriously.
Order Now From £119.00 3: OrganisationSSL
(usually issued 1-2 days after company vetting)
cost: £119.00 (plus £25.00 for a dedicated IP address for your site)
order your organisational SSL now
The organization validated certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates. OrganizationSSL activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously.
Order Now From £299.00 4: ExtendedSSL aka 'Green Bar'
(usually issued 3-4 days after company vetting)
cost: 299.00 (plus £25.00 for a dedicated IP address for your site)
order your extended validation SSL now
This is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today. ExtendedSSL activates the green address bar and displays your organization name in the browser interface. These prominent security indicators increase user trust in your website and increase its credibility, leading to more sales conversions. It also displays the organization name in the browser which assures users of the legitimacy of the site
Order Now From £299.00 5: WildcardSSL Certificate
cost: £299.00 (domain SSL) to £399.00 (organisational SSL)
order your wildcardSSL now
A standard SSL Certificate is issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name (ie mydomain.co.uk) which means it can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued. A Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *.mydomain.co.uk, allowing the certificate to be used on an unlimited number of subdomains and across an unlimited number of servers.
The cost of the certificate also covers you for additional subdomains or servers you may add in the future. GlobalSign Wildcard SSL is an option available for domainSSL and organisationSSL only. The main difference between the two types of wildcard is that an organisational SSL is also vetted against the company itself as well as the domain name, this gives the visitor extra confidence in the security of the site