|Authentication level||Organization Validation|
|Estimated issuance time||2-5 business days|
A DigiCert Premium Certificate provides secure email services and client authentication. Enable your clients to encrypt and digitally sign email communications.
Client (S/MIME) certificates are used to require multi-factor authentication. Unlike weak passwords, client certificates prove the identity of the user attempting to connect to a specific application, website, interface, or other system by using a digital signature. Once a server is configured for client certificate authentication, it will only grant user access to it if the client presents the correct client certificate. When using a web browser to connect to the server, without the correct client certificate, the client cannot even access the credentials page. Email client certificates have a public/private key pair. Your private key stays with you and is used to sign outgoing emails and decrypt incoming emails encrypted with your public key. Your public key is used to verify your signature and encrypt emails sent to you.
Note: This certificate does not include private key escrow and recovery.