I need to understand which SSL certificate is right for me and my business?
There are three types of certificates that offer 3 levels of user trust for SSL/TLS negotiations: Domain Validated certificates (DV), Organization Validated certificate (OV) and Extended Validation certificates (EV). What SSL certificate would fit your requirement depends on the kind of business you run. The Domain Validated certificates are certificates that are checked against domain registry. There is no identifying organizational information for these certificates and thus should never be used for commercial purposes. It is the cheapest type of certificate to get, but this is a high-risk certificate use on a public website. OV certificates contain legitimate business information and therefore suits big organization. This is the standard type of certificate required on a commercial or public facing website. OV certificates conform to the X.509 RFC standards and thus contain all the necessary information to validate the organization. Symantec Extended Validation Certificates are used by most of the world’s leading organizations. EV certificates trigger a visible Green Bar on modern browsers to distinguish the secured site apart from others.