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Securing websites with certificates

Posted: 13th September 2018 in Company News

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What is the difference between a standard website certificate and an EV website certificate?

When an organisation wants to secure its website, it uses a certificate. This certificate is used to encrypt the traffic between the end users web browser and the website they are visiting. The certificate which is issued by a certificate authority (CA) is also used to verify the authenticity of the website.

When a website is using encryption, a closed padlock is displayed in the address bar and the website address will start with https rather than http.

Agenda’s pre-employment screening portal uses an EV certificate.

An extended validation certificate required Agenda to go through a rigorous validation process which is way beyond that of a standard certificate. This shows that Agenda’s pre-employment screening portal has gone through the highest degree of authentication available on the Internet.

You can identify a standard certificate website by a closed padlock in the address bar of your web browser. EV certificate websites display additional verification indictors, which include the closed padlock, company legal name and country code.