You’ve seen it in the news. Websites are being attacked more and more every day. EV SSL Certificates offer the most secure website protection solution to fight against attackers, use the highest standard of cryptography to help ensure transactions on websites are safe, and are only issued after an extensive verification process.
The SHA-1 algorithm is no longer secure. Google has already announced that Chrome will block SHA-1 SSL/TLS certificates from version 56, which is due to be released at the end of January 2017. They will also mark all NON-HTTPS with FORMS, LOGIN or PAYMENT pages as NOT SECURE.
Microsoft and Mozilla have now announced they too will be ending support for SHA-1 HTTPS certificates – Mozilla from build 51 of Firefox (January 2017) and Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer 11 from February 14th 2017. On all fronts, D-Day is finally arriving for SHA-1 and more importantly for unprotected sites.
Are your Logins and payment pages secure?
If not, your visitors will see web browser warnings – you will begin to lose traffic and your online revenue will decrease.
There are multiple benefits to using EV SSL Certificates:
Increased Customer Confidence and Decreased Abandon Rates – The visual green address bar seen next to the URL of today’s most secure websites serves a clear indicator to your customers that your website is trusted and secure. Attackers cannot replicate it. It is a reminder that you have undergone and passed the rigorous validation process backed by the CA Browser Forum, so confidence is assured and transaction conversions increase.
Protection against Phishing and Attacks – EV SSL certificates give your website validity and protect against phishing and other malicious attacks with advanced encryption.
Savings – EV certificates prove the legitimacy of your website with branded protection and help reduce support costs and calls from customers who have given their credentials to malicious actors.
Multiple Domains – Entrust EV SSL Certificates are all established as “Multi-Domain,” meaning you can save time and money by securing up to 5 domains using one certificate.