Protect your customers with a Layershift SSL

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate allows your computer to validate that you're communicating with the website server that you expect. In other words, it helps to prevent malicious third party interception and data theft.

We partner with leading certificate authorities

Why do you need an SSL certificate?

To protect sensitive information exchange such as username / password login forms, personal information such as names and addresses entered during an order process, and of course eCommerce transaction security.

How does an SSL certificate work?

SSL certificates rely on a concept of trust by association. Certificate authorities issue certificates with a cryptographic relationship to the pre-trusted ones already configured within web browsers - it's basically like your best friend introducing you to their friend; you would trust your best friend's endorsement.

Our certificate options

Standard Wildcard Extended Validation
Typical Issuance Time Less than 1 hour Less than 1 hour 3 - 5 days
Validation Method Email Domain Control

A validation email is sent to a specific authoritative email address on certificate domain name.
Email Domain Control

A validation email is sent to a specific authoritative email address on certificate domain name.
Human Verfied Against Official Records

Company incorporation status, physical trading address, telephone number and authority of the applicant to request a certificate on behalf of the company are all independently human verified.
Assurance Level Low Low High
Supported Encryption 2048 bit signatures provide up to 256 bit encryption 2048 bit signatures provide up to 256 bit encryption 2048 bit signatures provide up to 256 bit encryption
Periods Available 1 - 3 years 1 - 3 years 1 - 2 years
Site Seal Yes
Yes (optional)
Yes
Yes (optional)
Yes
Yes (optional)
Ideal For When you need encryption but user trust is unimportant (i.e. if user already trusts you and just needs an encrypted connection with your server) A low cost way to secure multiple subdomains at once. Covers an unlimited number of subdomains, so you can secure all *.domain.com for a single flat rate charge. eCommerce sites - shown to decrease cart abandonment by over 30%. Increases website visitor trust by its rigorous validation process, indicated by a green address bar or similar high impact visual indicator in most modern web browsers.
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Trust Logos

Use where you don't need the encryption technology of SSL, but still need to boost visitor confidence. Ideal if you don't collect sensitive data directly on your website (e.g. outsourced payment processing). Your business details are validated similar to the SSL certificate process, and the vendor (currently a choice of Symantec or GeoTrust) regularly scan your website for malware to ensure it remains free from malicious code injections. The logo assures visitors that your website is safe and trustworthy.

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