Broaden Your Website Security

With a nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard SSL Certificate, you can secure your main website domain and an unlimited number of its subdomains for fully expanded website security. Wildcard comes with full Organization Validation (OV) and can be issued within one business day*. Get the full protection that your business needs.

Wildcard:
For unlimited sub-domains
up to 256-bit Encryption
24/7 real person support
issued in 1 business day*
$1 million guarantee
$512.33/year
with 3 year term
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nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard:

nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard, Basic and Advanced 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 process, like manually checking credentials such as Dunn & Bradstreet numbers, articles of incorporation, WHOIS database information, passport, driver's license, etc. You move through the various stages of validation using Network Solutions Account Manager. Email communications will also be sent to you to assist you in the process.

Upon receipt of all documentation, the process is completed. For nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard this process is expedited to one business day*. 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 that provider and if you have a different Web server system click here for more information.

State-of-the-Art Data Encryption
With data encryption up to 256-bits, nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard converts your data into virtually impenetrable code that is safe from hackers and identity thieves.

Quick Certificate Issuance
When you need a SSL Certificate, you need it fast. Network Solutions will validate your business credentials and issue your nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard SSL Certificate in as little as one business day*

$1M Guarantee for Your Customers
Provide your customers with the extra assurance that their transactions are protected on your website. nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard comes with a $1 million guarantee protection for your customers if they should incur losses resulting directly from an online credit card transaction while visiting your website. If the loss is a result of a miss-issued Certificate, your customer will receive reimbursement up to $1M.


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Features & Benefits

State-of-the-Art Data Encryption

State-of-the-Art Data Encryption

With data encryption up to 256-bits, nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates convert your data into virtually impenetrable code that is safe from hackers and identity thieves. A secured website helps you protect your reputation and guard against possible penalties and criminal prosecution.
Over 99% Browser Compatibility

Over 99% Browser Compatibility

SSL website encryption compatibility with over 99% of Web browsers ensures your nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificate will work on most browsers being used to view your site.
Validation to Fit Your Needs

Validation to Fit Your Needs

Domain Validation Certs (Wildcard) offer validation of domain registration only, a less comprehensive process ideal for intranets, mail servers, etc. that do not need to verify the website identity.
Quick Certificate Issuance

Instant Certificate Issuance

When you need a SSL Certificate, you need it fast. Network Solutions will validate your business credentials and issue your nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard SSL Certificate in as little as one business day*
Automated Installation

Automated Installation

If your website is hosted with Network Solutions, your SSL Certificate will be automatically installed after you complete the validation process.
Flexible, Unlimited Reissues

Flexible, Unlimited Re-issues

We offer unlimited re-issues of your nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificate absolutely free if you change Web hosting providers.
Additional Guarantee for Your Customers

$1M Guarantee for Your Customers

nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard SSL Certificates come with a relying party guarantee of up to $1M payable to your customer if they incur losses resulting directly from an online credit card transaction as a result of a miss-issued nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificate. This guarantee provides additional assurance to your customers that their transactions are protected.
Trusted Signs of Website Security

Trusted Signs of Website Security

nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates provide the three signs of security that today's Internet users expect to see:
  1. Closed padlock in the browser
  2. Https in the browser address bar
  3. SSL site seal from a respected authority
Increased Website Conversions

Increased Website Conversions

Approximately 63% of online shoppers will not purchase from a website that does not display a trustmark or security policy.** Providing a secure online environment builds customer trust and can translate into increased sales and other conversion activity. Online security is a must for any online transaction.
Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

From health care to banking and finance, many industries have government regulations, which require the protection of sensitive data online. nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates help businesses meet regulations such as HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley.

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256-bit Encryption

256 Bit SSL is also referred to as strong SSL security. The 256 Bit tells users that the size of the encryption key used to encrypt the data being passed between a Web browser and Web server is 256 Bits in size. Because the size of the 256 Bit key is large it is computationally unfeasible to crack and hence is known as strong SSL security.

https:

This is one of three visual signs of security that comes with all of Network Solutions SSL Certificates. In every Web address it starts with http://www. but with an SSL Certificate it makes the site secure so the 's' is added to the end of the https://www.

Issuance Time

Upon receipt of all validation documentation the process varies per SSL Certificate based on the level and amount of activities it takes to verify all information. nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard is issued in 1 business day after verifying/ confirming the legitimacy of the applicant's business. For this SSL Certificate you are paying more to get the same verification done faster.

Organizational Validation (OV) Certificates

OV Certificates are issued only after verifying/confirming the legitimacy of the applicant's business. This is done by using currently established and accepted vetting process, like manually checking credentials such as Dunn & Bradstreet number, articles of incorporation, WHOIS database, passport, driver's license, etc. nsProtect™ Secure Basic, Advanced and Wildcard certificates are organizationally validated.

Padlock or Closed Padlock Symbol

This is one of three visual signs of security that comes with all of Network Solutions SSL Certificates. In most address bar areas you can find an emblem that looks like a padlock which only a key can open. This symbol shows customers of your website that it is secured by an SSL Certificate.

Site Seal or SSL Certificate Seals

This is one of three visual signs of security that comes with all of Network Solutions SSL Certificates. Each type of SSL Certificate comes with four (4) options of seals that can be placed on your website to show customers that your website is secure and that Network Solutions is your SSL Certificate provider. Once a site seal is installed into your website it is clickable so that customers may view your SSL Certificate information which verifies even more that your site is secure and can be trusted to transact personal information on.

Why does my business need an 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. If your client's websites transact business or collect sensitive information, they need an SSL Certificate!

What is the validation process for nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Network Solutions follows a comprehensive validation process to ensure that your SSL Certificate is properly issued. During this process, you are asked to provide specific information, which Network Solutions will verify, or validate, to prove you are a legitimate business. For example, you may be asked for articles of incorporation, licensing, etc. You move through the various stages of validation using Network Solutions Account Manager. Upon receipt of all validation documentation, the process is expedited within one business day* with the purchase of nsProtect™ Secure Wildcard Certificate.

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.

What is the browser recognition for all nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates?

Making sure your SSL Certificate is recognized by almost all Web browsers is a key element when choosing an SSL provider. nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates are trusted by over 99% of all browsers, applications, servers, and clients, including:
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.01 +
  • Mozilla® Firefox 1.0+
  • Mozilla® 0.6+
  • Google® Chrome
  • Konqueror (KDE)
  • Netscape® 4.77 +
  • Opera 7.0+
  • Apple® Safari 1.2 +
  • Camino 1.0+
  • AOL® 5+

How do I choose an SSL Certificate provider?

Things to consider when evaluating SSL Certificate providers include the data encryption level, Web browser compatibility, price, and customer support. nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates offer:
  • State-of-the-art encryption levels-up to 256 bit
  • Compatibility with over 99% of Web browsers worldwide
  • Competitive pricing. Compare us to the competition

* After completion of verification process, and based on system availability

** Source: Ecommerce Journal, June 29, 2009

Please add only one Certificate per unique website