What Is Secure Socket layer or SSL? is a protocol for encrypting the data between the server and it is a cryptography used for secure transmission of data over internet.
It was developed by Netscape in collaboration with Bank Of America, Mastercard, MCI and Silicon Graphics.
The SSL is normally indicated with lock symbol and it is not essential for all the companies. It is required to have certificate to use Secure Socket Layer.
There are different kinds of certificates available in use. We Can choose any one depending upon the nature of business.
Shared Secure Socket Layer Certificate:-
The shared certificate is verified certificate which is set up at the server itself. It is not required you to pay extra for this certificates. It is by default available to all the websites on the server.
Domain Validated Secure Socket Layer Certificate:-
Domain Validated Secure Socket Layer certificate gives good security for any individual websites and this certificate tells the user that the website is secured. It is easy to obtain the domain validated certificate. The issuing authority normally certifies over email or phone and you have to prove that you are the owner of the domain.
This domain validated certificate is normally used for accepting the credit or debit card payments for validating the user name and password.
Company Validated Secure Socket Layer Certificate:-
Company Validated Secure Socket Layer Certificate or organisation validated certificate involves the complete business validation. Before applying for this certificate you have to prove yourself that the business is legal and legitimate.
You are also required to submit company related documents such as company license, electricity bill or any other utility bills. All these utility bills should be at least six months old containing the company name and address etc.,
Once the certificate is obtained, you can use the seal in the website. This will show your customers, who are visiting your website, that the website is secure and can mention any type of personal information for purchasing the products online.
Extended Validation Secure Socket Layer Certificates:-
The Extended Validation Secure Socket Layer certificate or ssl is more useful to fight against the fraud. The certificate issuing authority makes in depth verification before issuing the certificate. This extended Validation certificate is mostly used by companies having financial transactions and very sensitive data.
Wildcard Secure Socket Layer Certificate:-
Wildcard Secure Socket Layer certificate is ordinary SSL. But the great benefit of this certificate is that it can be used or extended to your entire sub domain under one main domain.
Multi Domain Secure Socket Layer Certificate:-
Multi Domain Secure Socket Layer Certificate also known as SAN (Subject Alternate Name) or UCC (Unified Communications Certificate) Multi domain certificate is used to secure one domain name with different domain extensions.