Use SSL Certificates With Extended Validation To Secure Public-Facing Web Servers
Extended validation certificates denote adherence to a specified set of identity verification criteria. This goes a long way towards further assuring that the identity is not being spoofed. While the cryptography associated with the certificates is not demonstrably better than the alternative, certificates issued under these guidelines are formatted in such a way that a higher level of proof is enabled. Extended validation certificates are visible to the customer by way of a green bar over the URL. A growing number of customers are beginning to watch for those and recognize them as a security differentiator.