SSL FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about our SSL certificates.

What is a wildcard SSL?
a wildcard certificate allows for unlimited subdomains to be protected with a single certificate. For example, you could use a wildcard certificate for the domain name biggrizzlyonline.com and that cert would also work for support.biggrizzlyonline.com  and any other subdomain. The wildcard refers to the fact that the cert is provisioned for *.biggrizzlyonline.com
What is a SAN certificate?
“Subject Alternative Name” a SAN cert allows for multiple domain names to be protected with a single certificate. For example, you could get a certificate for biggrizzlyonline.com, and then add more SAN values to have the same certificate protect biggrizzlyonline.net, biggrizzlyonline.org and even biggrizzlyenterprises.com.
What is a "Site Seal"?
SSL Secure Site Seal is a visual stamp displayed on a website to indicate its security and trustworthiness. Thus users would get to know that the website they are using for transactions, purchases etc ensures secure transactions and data security. Any personal data, like credit card data, transmitted through the website would thus be secure.
What is browser compatibility?
All commercial certificate authorities have relationships with web browser vendors so that their root certificates are embedded in their browsers. The major browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, and AOL. You can usually verify a browser’s SSL compatibility by looking in the browser’s “certificate store” to find out if a particular root certificate is included in a web browser. Because web browsers are so easy to update, the root certificates are updated often so that SSL browser compatibility is rarely an issue unless your visitors like to use really old browsers.
What is Vulnerability assessment?

Vulnerability assessment helps you quickly identify and take action against the most exploitable weaknesses on your website. Vulnerability assessment typically includes:

An automatic weekly scan for vulnerabilities on public-facing web pages, web-based applications, server software, and network ports. An actionable report that identifies both critical vulnerabilities that should be investigated immediately and informational items that pose a lower risk.

An option to rescan your website to help confirm that vulnerabilities have been fixed.

What is the purpose of a warranty?
Warranty is an insurance for an end user against loss of money when submitting a payment on an SSL-secured site. All SSL certificates provide your website with an extra assurance that your site is safe to conduct business online.
Why are there so many types of SSL?

SSL certificates vary greatly based on several factors. Things like the number or types of domains or subdomains that require protection. The type of website (e-commerce, blog, organizations, etc), size of organization that owns the website and others.

Based on these factors the level or type of protection can vary greatly also. At Big Grizzly we will help find you the best SSL at the best price for your website.

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