With an Extended Validation certificate, the browser bar on newer versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox will turn green when your site is opened, showing that your site is equipped with the very highest level of validation available. This is a great option to try to make sure you have as people have become accustomed to the green bar symbolizing security as much as, if not more, than anything else that may appear on your site.
Different sites will set you up with security certificates on different levels. This all depends on what your specific needs are and how much you are willing to do to help safeguard your site. Below is an example of thegrading of different types and levels of security.
1. Essential Security certificates are recommended for website owners who exchange sensitive data and ecommerce businesses level of transactions up to $50/month.
2. Premium Security is recommended larger ecommerce sellers and medium-sized businesses with higher monthly transactions up to $250/month
3. Unlimited Subdomains certificates can be used for big websites and ecommerce sellers with a high number of customers, several different subdomains and multiple shopping carts or customer account sections.
Each option has its specific strengths which need to be aware of in order to make the best choice for your site. For instance, Extended Validation is best for established businesses of any size who need superior customer trust. Only certain types of businesses and organizations qualify for Extended Validation, which as noted turns the browser bar green when a validated site is opened in newer versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox. You need to take some time to explore whether you meet the necessary criteria.
Another thing about Extended Validation is that this type of certification also last longer than other types. Government entities, Legal corporations, General partnerships, Sole proprietors and Unincorporated associations can qualify for Extended Validation. This is just one example of SSL certificates, and can be used as a reference when researching different companies and plans. The key to it all is knowing what is available and what is best for you and your visitors.