Security
worthy of
your
organization

Show customers and search
engines
your site is
trustworthy,
authentic,
and secure - all in as
little
as one
business day.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALIDATION:

  • Up to 256-bit encryption
  • HTTPS, closed padlock, and site seal
  • Reimbursement guarantee
Basic
Organizational Validation
$124.50/yr
with 2-year term*
Advanced
Full Coverage
Organizational Validation
$199.50/yr
with 2-year term*
Basic
Organizational Validation
$124.50/yr
with 2-year term*
*The above pricing only applies when a 2-year billing term is selected in the cart. Standard annual Basic and Advanced SSL pricing are $139.99/yr. and $225/yr. respectively. This service auto-renews. To cancel, contact us within the time designated to avoid renewal. These prices are subject to change at the sole discretion of Network Solutions. For additional details see Services Agreement.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALIDATION:

  • Up to 256-bit encryption
  • HTTPS, closed padlock, and site seal
  • Reimbursement guarantee

OV SSL CERTIFICATE

What are Organizational Validation Certificates?

Organizational Validation does more than validate your domain—it verifies
your business is who it says it is. The
primary reason for a website to obtain
an OV SSL Certificate is to encrypt a website user’s sensitive information
during transactions. Basic, Advanced and Wildcard SSLs are categorized as
Organizational Validation (OV)
Certificates. An OV Certificate is issued only
after verifying/confirming the legitimacy of the applicant's business.
This is
done by using currently established and accepted vetting processes, like
manually checking credentials
such as Dun & Bradstreet numbers, articles
of
incorporation, WHOIS database information, passport, driver's
license, etc.
You move through the various stages of validation using the Network
Solutions Account Manager.
Email communications will also be sent to
you to assist in the process.

Once all validation is complete, the SSL Certificate is issued electronically
and is ready for installation on the
website. If the site is hosted with Network
Solutions, much of this installation process is automated. If the
website is not
hosted with Network Solutions, please contact the hosting provider.
If the
website is not hosted
with Network Solutions, please contact the hosting
provider to set up your SSL.

OV SSL CERTIFICATE

What are Organizational
Validation Certificates?

Organization Validation does more
than validate your domain — it verifies
your business is who it says it is.
The primary reason for a website to
obtain an OV SSL Certificate is to
encrypt a website user’s sensitive
information during transactions.

Basic, Advanced and Wildcard
SSLs are categorized as
Organizational Validation (OV)
Certificates. An OV Certificate is issued
only after verifying/confirming the
legitimacy of the applicant's business.
This is done by using currently
established and accepted vetting
processes, like manually checking
credentials such as Dun & Bradstreet
numbers, articles of incorporation,
WHOIS database information, passport,
driver's license, etc. You move through
the various stages of validation using
the Network Solutions Account
Manager. Email communications
will also be sent to you to assist
in the process.

Once all validation is complete, the
SSL Certificate is issued electronically
and is ready for installation on the
website. If the site is hosted with
Network Solutions, much of this
installation process is automated.
If the website is not hosted with
Network Solutions, please contact
the hosting provider. If the website
is not hosted with Network Solutions,
please contact the hosting provider
to set up your SSL.

Xpress
Basic
Advanced
Wildcard
UCC
Extended
256-bit Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Issuance Time Minutes † 1 Business day † 1 day † 1 Business day † 1 day † 1 Business day † 1 day † Minutes † 4-5 Business days † 4-5 days †
Guarantee $10,000 $50,000 $1 million $1 million $500,000 $1 million
Site Seal Yes Yes Yes Yes
99% Browser Recognition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Validation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Organization Validation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended Validation Yes
Unlimited Subdomains Yes
Technical Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

† After completion of verification process and based on systems availability

XPRESS BASIC ADVANCED WILDCARD UCC EXTENDED
256-bit Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Issuance Time Minutes † 1 day † 1 day † 1 day † Minutes † 4-5 days †
Guarantee $10,000 $50,000 $1 million $1 million $500,000 $1 million
Site Seal Yes Yes Yes Yes
99% Browser Recognition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Validation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Organization Validation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended Validation Yes
Unlimited Subdomains Yes
Technical Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

† After completion of verification process and based on systems availability

FAQs

  • What is an Organizational Validation SSL Certificate?

    The encryption provided by SSL Certificates helps to prevent hackers from stealing private and confidential information sent via the Internet. A website secured with an SSL Certificate provides a safe place for customers to enter sensitive data such as credit card information, bank account numbers, etc.

    Organizational Validation and Extended Validation are business level validations and are included in products such as the Basic, Advanced, Wildcard, and Extended SSL Certificates. The type of validation needed depends on your budget, organizational size and number of subdomains.

  • What is 256-bit Encryption?

    Because computers and servers are networked and maintain an ongoing connection with the web, protecting private data and information while it’s stored or sent online requires an extra measure of security. Encryption changes data into a form that can only be read by the intended receiver.

    256-Bit Encryption refers to the size of the decryption key used to unscramble encrypted data. 256-Bit encryption is considered computationally infeasible to crack and is known as a very strong SSL certificate.

  • Why is there a monetary guarantee for Organizational Validation SSL Certificates?

    Security vulnerability is a liability. A monetary guarantee assures your customers that their transactions are protected on your website. Wildcard comes with a $1 million guarantee—so should they incur losses resulting directly from an online credit card transaction while visiting your website and the loss is a result of a misissued certificate, your customer will receive reimbursement up to $1 million.