What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates a website’s identity and enables an encrypted connection. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.

Secure your website with a robust SSL encryption security certificate. We offer the most powerful encryption available in a variety of options designed to meet your needs.

  • Comondo SSL
  • Positive SSL
  • EV SSL Certificate
  • Comondo Wildcard Certificate

Why you need an SSL certificate

Websites need SSL certificates to keep user data secure, verify ownership of the website, prevent attackers from creating a fake version of the site, and convey trust to users.

Companies and organizations need to add SSL certificates to their websites to secure online transactions and keep customer information private and secure.

SSL keeps internet connections secure and prevents criminals from reading or modifying information transferred between two systems.

When you see a padlock icon next to the URL in the address bar, that means SSL protects the website you are visiting.

An SSL  acts as third-party verification for a website’s security. It verifies the strength of the Secure Socket Layer encryption used when a user connects to the site and connects that encryption to the organization or individual that owns and maintains the website.

SSL certification and validation are a necessary piece of web security for any business that collects information from its users.

Different SSL certificates provide different levels of security, depending on the level of protection and security features your website and its users need.

You may be familiar with visual elements such as Site Seals, the HTTPS:// protocol appearing in the URL, but there are less-visible functions that help protect your website and visitors.

No matter what level of security you choose, your users will recognize that your site is safe, and that leads to greater trust in your brand online.


What is SSL Validation Level?

There are three different validation levels associated with SSL/ TLS certificates. They represent three different degrees of authentication, with simple domain control validation on one end of the spectrum and a thorough business vetting on the other end.

There are three types of SSL validation each with varying levels of security. Understanding what kind of SSL/ TLS certificate is important when doing anything involving personal user data.

  • Domain validation (DV) SSL. DV certificates represents the base-level for SSL types and verify the owner of the site. The Certificate Authority sends an email to the website’s registered email address to verify its identity. No detailed information about the company is required, and the DV Certificate is the easiest to obtain and thus have a lowest level of trust.
  • Organization validation (OV) SSL. OV SSL represents the middle ground for SSL/ TLS certificate types. The Certificate Authority is required to validate the organization, physical location address and the website’s domain name. The process takes about 2-3 days. OV certificates have a moderate level of trust, and are fine for public-facing websites with lower-level transactions.
  • Extended validation (EV) SSL. Extended Validation SSL or EV SSL requires extensive business vetting; is the highest level of security and is optimum for sites that deal with sensitive information. Before issuing an EV certificate, the Certificate Authority thoroughly reviews the applicant; The review process entails examination of corporate documents, confirmation of identity, and verifies relevant information through a third-party database.

What comes with an SSL certificate?

Every SSL issued by Nifty Web Solutions comes with these great features.


SSL Site Seal

The site seal offers visual proof of the security provided by your website’s SSL certificate in Kenya. It’s so important, in fact, that it’s become the main reason many website owners and managers buy an SSL certificate as most web users know to look for it.

Seals vary in appearance depending on the type of SSL issued, but they all mean the same thing: your user’s data is protected.


Top-Tier Support

Nifty Web Solutions is known for providing best-in-class customer service thanks to our stellar support team.

Nifty Web Solutions support staffers are some of the most polite, helpful people in the business, with a wealth of knowledge about every product and service we offer.

You can rest easy knowing that they’re available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer advice about your SSL purchase.


Browser Ubiquity

Nifty Web Solutions’ experts have hand-picked our SSL certificate selection to ensure the broadest popular browser compatibility.

Our certificates are supported by all the popular browsers, which means that whichever one you use will recognize Nifty Web Solutions’ SSL verification, keeping the browsing experience hassle-free.

Your users will never wonder if the company issuing the certificate is real or whether protection is guaranteed.


Encryption Level

The level of security provided by an SSL certificate is determined by the number of bits used to generate the encryption key.

That key is then used to encrypt the data. Most of our SSL certificates use either 256-bit or 128-bit encryption, depending on the capabilities of web browser and server.

Both 256- and 128-bit are industry standard for data protection.

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