Why is it recommended to use Extended Validation (EV) certificates?


Modern browsers give an easily recognisable visual sign to the user when accessing a website secured with an EV certificate which means the site is highly secure. This not only gains trust, but visitors will notice when this visual sign is missing so they will recognise scams more easily.

A Domain Validation certificate can be purchased by anyone, for example for a domain name similar to a bank’s web address. The certificate will be valid and the address similar, therefore the user will believe they are on the right website.

Extended Validation certificates cannot be purchased in the name of another organisation and certificate authority will check for scams, giving the highest possible security.