Organization Validated certificates, or OV certificates, are a type of SSL technology that offers up to 256-bit encryption to websites of businesses and other registered organizations. The difference between OV certificates and domain validated (DV) certificates is that a little extra vetting is required to confirm that you not only own your domain but that your organization is also legit. But don't fret! So long as your business is registered, the validation process isn't a problem. In most cases, it only takes a couple of days and you'll be all set.
Another advantage to OV certificates is that they come with a variety of can't-miss trust indicators that will tell visitors to your site that your company has been validated. With an OV certificate, your web address changes from HTTP to HTTPS and a padlock icon appears in the address bar – two well-known signs of security and reputability.
Plus, the most important feature of all, a dynamic site seal that contains verified and time-stamped information about your company and the third-party Certification Authority who issued the certificate comes with all OV certs. These things go a long way toward ensuring consumer confidence and building an extra layer of trust into your site.
A clickable site seal from the issuing CA
Verified company name in cert & seal
Up to 256-bit encryption
Display HTTPS browser padlock