Organization Validated (or OV) SSL certificates authenticate connections, enable encryption, and turn on web browser trust indicators while offering validation of the identity of the organization that controls the certificate.
Compatible with all popular browsers, server software, and internet infrastructure components, OV certificates offer strong 256-bit encryption.
OV certificates provide the same level of protection as DV certificates but go one step further than simply requiring proof of domain ownership. With an OV certificate, the issuing Certificate Authority confirms the business associated with the domain name is registered and legitimate by checking details such as the business name, location, address, and incorporation or registration information. This makes the OV certificate a more suitable option for public-facing websites that represent companies or organizations.