TLS is the successor technology to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which was replaced in 2015 after it was compromised by several vulnerabilities. Most people use the common term SSL because its more widely known. However, when you buy a TLS/SSL certificate from DigiCert, you get the latest and highest level of TLS encryption certificate on the market.
TLS/SSL certificates are the standard by all major web browsers to ensure a safer internet experience for users. Websites secured by TLS/SSL certificates are more trusted by internet users because they encrypt and protect private information transferred to and from their website. They also represent, or certify, your website’s brand identity. In that sense, TLS/SSL certificates are both an identity protection measure for online brands, and a security measure for companies transmitting private data online.
Give customers a clearer picture of who you are.
Jane Doe is an anonymous, unidentifiable internet user whose actions can’t be tracked. Would you trust her with your personal information?
Domain Validated (DV) certificates provide the lowest level of identity authentication, meaning anonymous entities can get a certificate. Jane Does, both benign and malicious, can remain anonymous at this level.
Organization Validated (OV) certificates provide additional checks to ensure identity and brand protections. Jane Doe can no longer hide in the shadows at this level.
Extended Validation (EV) certificates guarantee the highest standard of identity and brand protections. With EV, brands signal a commitment to customers that transactions are secure. Jane Doe is thoroughly identified.
EV & OV certificates are used by 81% of businesses in the Global 2000, 89% of Fortune 500 companies and 97 of the 100 largest banks worldwide. The list of high-assurance EV & OV TLS/SSL certificate users includes IT companies, utilities companies, retail and real estate.
It’s no secret that a secure internet is a better internet. That’s why most major browsers require TLS/SSL certificates—and boost the results of websites that are secured by digital certificates. This includes all major search engines and all browser types.
At DigiCert, finding a better way to secure the internet is a concept that goes all the way back to our roots. That’s why our certificates are trusted everywhere, millions of times every day, by companies across the globe. It’s why our customers consistently award us the most five-star service and support reviews in the industry. And it’s why we’ll continue to lead the industry toward a more innovative and secure future. In SSL, IoT, PKI, and beyond—DigiCert is the uncommon denominator.