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What Are SSL Security Certificates?

An SSL certificate is a website security certificate. The abbreviation SSL stands for secure sockets layer, which is complex technical jargon that essentially means "your data is protected." In order for any data submitted through a webpage to reach its destination, it has to be sent over the internet. Without secure SSL certificates, it's possible for even an inexperienced hacker to intercept that data.

If all that you're sending is information about your favorite flavor of ice cream, it doesn't really matter if it's intercepted. But for ecommerce sites, that information contains complete credit card data and potentially more sensitive personal info. Trusted SSL certificates encrypt the data, making interception impossible. Your website's server knows how to decrypt it, and the visitor's computer knows how to encrypt it, but the third party hacker has no way of knowing the exact key that was used. Investing in SSL digital certificates mean that you take data security seriously.

Comodo SSL Certificates

One of the major problems with buying an SSL certificate cheap is that you risk getting one that isn't recognized by browsers. If the user's browser doesn't recognize the company that issued your security certificate, SSL 128 bit encryption isn't going to matter. It might exist, but if a browser doesn't trust it, your user won't either.

Comodo is well-known for ensuring Identity Trust & Assurance on the Internet. A Comodo certificate issued to is also valid for

The type of certificate you need depends a lot about the amount of traffic your site handles each day. Choose a domain validated certificate if you have limited web traffic and choose a fully validated or extended validated certificate for establishing more trust.

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  • Domain Validation
  • Full Business Validation
  • Site Seal
  • 99.3% Browser Ubiquity
  • Warranty
  • Unlimited Reissues

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* SSL certificates must be installed on your web server. Therefore, an end-to-end SSL installation support is possible only in cases where the domain is hosted at If the domain is hosted with any other provider, please contact their support for assistance with CSR generation and SSL installation.

** Selected orders can be flagged for an additional "Brand Validation" procedure by Certificate Authority. This is a necessary security measure. If the order is flagged for "Brand Validation", SSL issuance can be delayed for a time period deemed necessary by the Certificate Authority.

Extended Validation

This is the absolute highest level of security available to any website. Although the actual encryption doesn't really change, what is noticeable is how carefully your site is vetted and checked before these highly trusted SSL certificates can be issued.

The issuing companies won't just provide the data security your visitors demand; they'll also carefully examine the documents that back up your company's existence. The end result is that they go beyond simple data security and actually provide thorough verification. This might not seem like much, but keep in mind the mindset of a typical online customer. If they're buying online, they might have never heard of you before. They have no way to go out and validate your company themselves. If you have an extended validation cert, SSL 3.0, they know that the checking and validation has already been done.

That's why these are the best SSL certificates for companies that need to go the extra mile with consumer trust - there is actually a clickable banner that will display full information about what was checked to visitors. This is an incredible confidence booster for customers who aren't certain about a site, and it can easily drive people to feel comfortable purchasing. Of course, all of this validation does require legwork on the part of the company issuing the certificate, making these the most expensive kind of digital certificates. SSL certification of this kind is available at a very affordable price on, but it will still be more expensive than a lower form of validation.

Organization Validation

This is the second highest level of validation available. It provides the advantage of thorough comparison and vetting, but doesn't take quite as much time to process or dig quite as deeply into your company as extended validation. It will still provide a clickable link that gives information about your business, but it won't contain as much information as you'd get with extended validation. If you want some company-level validation for your site, this type is a good buy. Certificate prices are lower than EV, but still very affordable through

Domain Validation

For a long time, this was the standard baseline in digital certificates. SSL evolved originally to protect data, and that's why you'd purchase; SSL certificate design gradually grew to include validation of the business as well as security for the data. Today, even domain validation includes some evaluation. Digital SSL certificate providers will check that you have the right to secure the domain in question, hence the name domain validation.

Because this kind of validation takes the least work, domain validation are the cheapest SSL certificates you'll find. But remember before you buy: digital certificate validation is important to customers as well as their actual data protection. You aren't spending as much for domain validation and it will provide you with the same level of protection you get when you buy SSL certificates, but you're missing out on an added level of visitor confidence.

Wildcard SSL

Unlike the types of validation above, wildcard SSL doesn't have a single level of user trust attached to it. Domain, organizational, and extended validation all have wildcard options available. The difference here is that a single wildcard SSL certificate purchase can cover multiple subdomains. Usually, you need to buy SSL certificate coverage for all subdomains individually. Considering the low cost of SSL certificates, if you have just one subdomain, that might not be too much of a hassle. But if you've got multiple subdomains, or plan to add more in the future, you're going to want to cover all of them with one SSL certificate. Buy a wildcard, and you're set.

These SSL client certificates cover an unlimited number of subdomains, and may even cover multiple sites on the same server. With this kind of certificate, you buy SSL once and you won't need to worry about further coverage. Although it isn't hard to get SSL certificate coverage individually, buying wildcard simplifies the process. It's usually less expensive and it's exactly the same kind of coverage you'd get from buying SSL certificate protection individually.


SSL Certificates FAQs

What is SSL certificate and what is it used for?

SSL certificates are used to secure transmission of data through web sites. Transmission of such data as credit card details, account usernames and passwords, any other sensitive information has to be secured to prevent eavesdropping. SSL certificates can secure not only data transmitted through web sites. Email transmission can be secured by SSL as well.

With SSL certificate data is encrypted prior to transmitting through internet. Encrypted data can be decoded only by server to which you actually send it. This is a guarantee that information you submit to web sites will not be stolen or tampered.

The bit size indicates the length of the key size used for the encryption during a secure SSL session. The bigger the number, the longer it takes for computer(s) to crack or break the code. Generally there are two strengths of certificate in existence - 40 bit & 128 bit. 256 bit is now also available.

40 bit: It is computationally feasible to crack a 40 bit key. For this reason 40 bit encryption is rarely used 128 /256 bit: It is computationally unfeasible to crack a 128 / 256 bit key. All banking infrastructures use 128 / 256 bit encryption. It is strongly recommended to use of 128 / 256 bit SSL encryption for any application or website.

What is Certificate Authority (CA)?

Certificate Authority (CA) is an organization that is trusted to sign digital certificates. CA verifies identity and legitimacy of company or individual that requested a certificate and if the verification is successful, CA issues signed certificate.

When server presents certificate to client (for example, your web browser) during SSL handshake, client will attempt to verify signature against a list of 'known good' signers. Web browsers normally come with lists of CAs that they will implicitly trust to identify hosts. If the authority is not in the list, as with some sites that sign their own certificates, the browser will alert the user that the certificate is not signed by a recognized authority and ask the user if they wish to continue communications with unverified site. FuzeHost offers SSL certificates signed by Comodo Certificate Authority which is recognized by 99% of web browsers. This is the guarantee that browsers will not show any security errors when connecting to the site secured by Comodo.

Why purchase SSL certificates from Certification Authorities?
For SSL certificate to be recognized by browsers as trusted it has to be issued by Certification Authority (CA). CAs are the companies that have right to issue digital certificates. Certification Authority not only generates certificates, it also verifies identity and legitimacy of company or individual that request certificates. Only if the verification is successful, CA signs a certificate.
SSL Certificate Warranty

Warranty is the insurance for end user against loss of money when submitting payment on site secured by SSL certificate. Warranty is provided by issuer of SSL certificate (certificate vendor). By offering warranty vendor takes the responsibility to verify applicants prior to issuing certificates. In instance when end user is charged fraudulently, vendor is to provide reimbursement according to their terms or service. Depending on type of certificate vendors have different amount of money as warranty.

More information on warranty provided by Comodo is available at Comodo Repository page.

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