An Extended validation certificate is a public key certificate that is issued to any entity only after confirming a specific set of identity verification criteria. One of the criteria is the verification of requesting entity’s identity by the ‘Certificate Authority’ (CA) before a certificate is issued.
One of the vital points to consider while choosing a EV Certificate is the instant verification “Green Address Bar” that assures the any website user that they are protected. When a user sees his address bar in green color, he can trust the business blindfolded.
The CA’s who pass an independent audit as part of their webtrust review may offer EV. The issuance requirements of each EV certificate aim to:
List Of EV SSL Certificates
|GeoTrust True Business ID with EV||1-10 Days||Dynamic|
|GeoTrust True BusinessID Multi-Domain with EV (SAN/UCC)||1-10 Days||Dynamic|
|Thawte’s SSL Web Server Certificate with Extended Validation (EV)||4-10 Days||Dynamic|
|The Symantec™ Secure Site Pro With EV SSL Certificate||5 Days||Dynamic|
|The Symantec™ Secure Site With EV||5 Days||Dynamic|
|Comodo EV SSL Certificate||4-10 Days||N/A|
|Comodo EV Multi Domain SSL||1 Week||Dynamic|
|Comodo EV SSL SGC||1 Week||Dynamic|