SSL Certificate

SSL Certificate

SSL stands for secure sockets layer which SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a digital certificate that establishes a secure connection with our servers and encrypts your visitors details to ensure any information provided by them is protected and fully secured. Our Rapid SSL certificates are issued within minutes of ordering so you can establish rapport with your visitors instantly.

SSL encryption makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept and read information between your computer (the client) and the server to which you are making a connection.

How does SSL work?
SSL uses a technique called public-key encryption, where each side of the transaction has a shared public key, and a private key that is not shared. Data encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted with the private key. Each side encrypts its data with the remote ends public key, so that only the destination and no intermediary can decrypt the transmission and access data.
Unlike displaying a regular web page, when a person requests a secured web page (https://) the browser and the server must go through a series of requests and acknowledgments which take place automatically.

Below is an example of the procedure :

You enter a URL such as in your browser window.
The https indicates that you want your browser to initiate a secure session with the server.
The server responds by sending the sites certificate.
The browser checks the certificate information for validity.
The browser then creates a session key, which is encrypted with the servers public key, and sends it to the server.
The server then decrypts this information using its private key.
Both the browser and server are now using the same secret session key, and the padlock icon will appear on your browser window. All further information sent between the browser and the server is encrypted, provided that the url to the site does not change from https to http.

Do I need a SSL for my website?
If you plan on accepting credit cards or other customer information that may be personal you should make use of an SSL in order to reassure your customers that the information transmitted is encrypted.

GeoTrust SSL Certificates



GeoTrust is the largest low-cost SSL brand solely focused on security. With GeoTrust, you get inexpensive SSL without sacrificing convenience, choice or reliability. We just launched our GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan October 2011.

Certificate features

  • Protect your brand from phishing schemes with our high security SSL certificate
  • High-quality, inexpensive SSL
  • Credible brand, known worldwide
  • Known for easy acquisition & fast issuance
  • Features to grow with your business
  • Show customers you care about their security by adding EV to the SSL certificate

Product features

  True BusinessID with EV True BusinessID True BusinessID Wildcard QuickSSL® Premium
When you need… Maximum credibility and security Strong business level SSL To secure unlimited sub-domains Basic inexpensive encryption
Up to 256-bit encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended validation Yes
Issuance time 1-10 days 1-2 days 1-2 days Minutes
Authentication/ Validation High-assurance extended validation Strong organization/business identity Strong organization/business identity Domain
Warranty $500K USD $250K USD $125K USD $100K USD
Validity options 1-2 years 1-5 years 1-5 years 1-6 years
Dynamic Date/ Time Site Seal (trust mark) Yes Yes Yes Yes
2048-bit root Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free SSL expert support Yes Yes Yes Yes
UC/ SAN multi-domain support Secure up to 25 domain names with the purchase of additional UC/SAN Secure up to 25 domain names with the purchase of additional UC/SAN
99+% browser compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Licenses per Certificate Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free reissues Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile device compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes