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OV SSL Certificates price comparison

SSL Starter Wildcard


Only £55/yearexcl. VAT
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GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Domain Validated The fastest way to get an SSL certificate. Only domain ownership is verified.

Up to 256-bit encryption

£500,000 loss excess amount

Padlock display

Easy to activate on your website

SSL Business Wildcard


Only £240/yearexcl. VAT
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GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Organisation Validated A higher level of authentication. Domain ownership and business authenticity are verified.

Up to 256-bit encryption

£1,250,000 loss excess amount

Padlock display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

SSL Starter Wildcard


Only £55/yearexcl. VAT
Continue

GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Domain Validated The fastest way to get an SSL certificate. Only domain ownership is verified.

Up to 256-bit encryption

£500,000 loss excess amount

Padlock display

Easy to activate on your website

SSL Business Wildcard


Only £240/yearexcl. VAT
Continue

GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Organisation Validated A higher level of authentication. Domain ownership and business authenticity are verified.

Up to 256-bit encryption

£1,250,000 loss excess amount

Padlock display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

What is an OV SSL certificate?

An OV SSL Certificate, short for Organization Validation SSL Certificate, is the name for one of three SSL validation levels.
SSL certificates add encryption to data transmission and verify the domain that then provides more security while surfing. A certification authority performs a check of various types of data, before issuing the certificate. In addition to the domain an OV certificates check not only the identity of its owner or the organisation behind the website, but also name, address and so on. The Secure Site OV SSL certificate displays a lock in the browser address bar once the verification of the website is complete, which in turn confirms to users that the website is trustworthy. This does mean that acquiring an Organization Validation (OV) SSL is imperative.
Animated image of URLs. One has a flashing green padlock to show the benefit of an SSL certificate.

SSL Certificates: OV vs. DV vs. EV

There are three different types of SSL certificates. We will compare what the differences are between DV-SSL vs. OV-SSL vs. EV-SSL certificates.
Comparison featuresDomain Validation (DV) SSLOrganization Validation (OV) SSLExtended Validation (EV) SSL
Certification authorityVerifies domainVerifies domain and identityVerifies domain, identity and authority to apply
ScopePrivate and smaller websites or blogs that do not request user informationCommercial and non-commercial websites that request personal information from usersProfessional websites of large (e-commerce) companies and business owners that have high traffic
Security levelStandardHighVery High

OV SSL - FAQ

The nature of your website and your desired level of security will determine which kind of SSL certificate is suitable for your purpose. A DV SSL certificate is more than sufficient for smaller projects and for private use for example. Whereas you should consider an advanced certificate type, i.e. OV SSL or EV SSL, if your scope is more complex or larger. A high level of security is guaranteed with both of these certificates. Even better is the EV variant, as it has the browser address line coloured green which indicates the highest level of protection. It also displays your company name to users, specifies the seriousness of your website.

It usually takes a few business days to verify an OV SSL certificate. Of course the more effort that is put in to verifying your data, the longer it takes to install your chosen certificate on your website.

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