The EV certificate was created to address the weaknesses in the traditional certificate
process and provide greater confidence in the websites you connect to. EV stands for
“extended validation” and refers to the much more strenuous and exhaustive process
used to comprehensively verify the identity of the company or individual requesting the
Browsers display websites that have EV certificates differently than they do traditional certificates to highlight the increased security and provide peace of mind for users at a glance. Instead of the plain locked padlock, an EV certificate site displays the name in green text or on a green bar and shows the full name of the company that owns the certificate—making it much more difficult for a cybercriminal to attempt to spoof a website for a spam or phishing attack.