Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol that secures data sent across the Internet. A server must have an SSL certificate installed to make a secure connection and safely transfer information. The certificate is an electronic file that uniquely identifies individuals and servers.
LAMP Host is partnering with GlobalSign, a credible and well established Certification Authority (CA), to provide you with the strongest, most cost effective SSL available. GlobalSign is a leader in public trust services and has been issuing trusted digital certificates since 1996 - delivering its Public Trust from a number of highly ubiquitous public root certificates. These trusted roots are recognized by all major web browsers, web servers, email clients, and Internet applications; as well as devices such as Smartphones, Palm and all major PDAs, and mobile phones.
There are two online security problems that SSL certificates help solve:
- Authentication - prove a company's (or server's) identity online to create a sense of trust and confidence.
- Encryption - offer protection for the data submitted to a website (or between servers) so that in the event of interception, it will be unintelligible without the unique key used for decryption.
Solving these security problems protects your users from spoofing, unauthorized disclosure and data alteration.
|Alpha SSL||Domain SSL||Organization SSL||Extended SSL|
|Activates Browser Padlock|
|Activates Browser Green Address Bar||-||-||-|
|Universal Browser Support|
|Encryption Strength||40 minimum to 256 bit||128 minimum to 256 bit||128 minimum to 256 bit||128 minimum to 256 bit|
|Vetting Requirements||Domain Authentication||Domain Authentication||Organization Authentication||Extended Validation Organization Authentication|
|Documentation required for authentication||Domain authorized email||Domain authorized email||Proof of Organization or DUNS Number and Domain Ownership (or rights to use the domain)||Proof of Organization or DUNS Number and Domain Ownership (or rights to use the domain)|
|Delivery time||Same day||Same day||Two business days average||Three business days average|
|Example uses||Light eCommerce websites, intranets, other internal applications||Corporate, eCommerce websites, onther non-eCommerce||When corporate identity verification is important, larger eCommerce||When corporate identity verification is important, larger eCommerce|
|Clickable Secure Site Seal|
|Terms||1 - 3 years||1 - 3 years||1 - 3 years||1 - 2 years|
|Wildcard Upgrade Option||-|