Organization Validated Certificates
Organizational Validation is a more advanced and better SSL certificate because it has more validation requirements. Organizational Validation authenticates domain ownership plus the organization’s information included in the certificate (name, city, state, and country).
DigiCert Inc is a privately held, US-based Certificate Authority (CA). In 2017, DigiCert acquired Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions. DigiCert is the world’s premier high-assurance digital certificate provider across the globe.
Formally Known as VeriSign, Symantec SSL solutions offer the premium or highest value brand in the world. VeriSign was the first Certificate Authority to provide SSL in 1995.
In 2000, VeriSign, Inc. acquired Thawte, now a key member of the Symantec family of trust brands. Thawte accounts for 40 percent of the global SSL market. Thawte offers four types of certificates.
Code signing cerfificates:
Code signing certificates are digital certificates that will help protect users from downloading compromised files or applications. When a file or application signed by a developer is modified or compromised after publication, a popup browser warning will appear to let users know that the origin of the file or application cannot be verified.
Domain Validated (DV):
Domain Validation represents the simplest or “good” SSL certification. Domain Validation confirms that the domain is registered, and someone with administrative rights is aware of and approves the certificate request. This type of SSL can be issued in minutes.
Extended Validated (EV):
Extended Validation represents the best SSL certificate and is the recommended SSL certificate type. As the highest level of authentication, Extended Validation enables Web browsers to display a green bar along with the organization name and Certificate Authority providing the highest level of consumer confidence.