Thawte SSL Certificates
The Thawte brand is an exceptional combination of both trust and security. These certificates are some of the most premium SSL offerings on the market, but are available at prices that can fit most any budget. When customers see the Thawte trust seal on a website, they gain the confidence they need to make purchases, and businesses can rest assured that their customers’ information will be secure. Thawte has been in the SSL business since 1995 and has issued more than 900,000 certificates since then in over 240 countries worldwide. For an SSL brand with a long and storied history of boosting the security and trust of a website, Thawte is an excellent choice. These certificates are perfect for SMB’s who are looking for a little bang for their buck with regards to SSL, including ROI potential.
THAWTE SSL123 CERTIFICATES (DV)
Thawte™ is one of the most respected names in the SSL industry. This low-cost certificate offers the industry standard 128/256-bit encryption and is one of the most popular Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates on the planet. What makes it so popular is its combination of trust, security, and speed – as this certificate and it’s widely recognized brand can be issued to a domain in less than one business day. The Thawte SSL123 name says it all, getting a quality security certificate on your small business website or light ecommerce site is as easy as 1… 2… 3! Click for more information.
THAWTE SSL WEB SERVER CERTIFICATES (OV)
Thawte SSL Web Server certificates will bring a new level of trust to your website. Since these are Organization Validated, or OV, certificates, your online customers will be able to see that your business was verified by one of the most trusted names in internet security. As one of the more premium brands in the SSL industry, Thawte is used in more than 240 countries around the world, so you can rest assured that these certificates will be recognized by customers across the globe. Any business that wants to make their website more reputable should consider these certificates, but they are especially recommended to medium sized ecommerce sites. Click here for more information.
THAWTE WILDCARD SSL CERTIFICATE (OV)
The Thawte Wildcard SSL certificate is one of the premier wildcard certificates available on the market today. It’s an excellent certificate for businesses looking to go beyond just encryption for their domain and all accompanying subdomains. That’s because this certificate features the reputable Thawte name, a dynamic site seal, and 99.9% browser/mobile recognition – making it one of the most comprehensive wildcard solutions out there. This wildcard is perfect for medium to larger-sized companies, or any business that places the highest stock in their customers’ trust and assurance. Click here for more information.
THAWTE SSLWEBSERVER (EV)
For the ultimate in website security and trust, look no further than Thawte SSL Web Server with EV certificates. These certificates come with the green address bar, the singular most trusted visual indicator on the internet. By using the green address bar, your website will instantly be associated with some of the most trusted sites in the world, like Amazon, Bank of America, and Twitter, since they are all equipped with EV certs as well. Additionally, you will get the benefit of the Thawte Site Seal displayed on your site, along with “https” and the padlock icon by your URL. This combination of visual trust symbols will help provide a true ROI on this certificate, as it will encourage visitors who are unfamiliar with your company otherwise, to make purchases on your site. These certificates are highly recommended for larger corporations, traffic-heavy ecommerce sites, and all other sites striving to reach these impressive levels. Click here for more information.
THAWTE CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATE
Thawte Code Signing certificates allow you can protect your code with one of the original and most trusted brands in web security. Thawte protects identities and transactions with more than one million SSL & code signing certificates across 240+ countries. This global reach ensures that your customers will instantly be able to verify that your software is safe for download, once they see the reputable Thawte digital signatures. These certificates work across virtually all platforms and applications and ensure that your valued content or code cannot be maliciously modified without immediate detection. Read more about the Thawte Code Signing certificates.
Different types of SSL certificates explained
Domain Validated (DV)
A Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificate is a quick and easy way to secure a domain, as the Certificate Authority (CA) issuing the certificate only requires verification that the recipient actually owns the domain they wish to cover. This verification process can typically be completed in a matter of minutes. However, these certificates offer little in the way of SSL recognition, so they are recommended for websites where visitor trust is not of high importance and information like usernames, passwords, or credit card information is not required.
Organization Validated (OV)
An Organization Validated (OV) SSL certificate requires that a business complete a light vetting process by the Certificate Authority before being issued. These certificates are a nice middle-ground between DV and EV certificates, as they aren’t as expensive as EV options but still offer more SSL and trust indications than basic DV options. These certificates typically take between 2-3 days to be issued.
Extended Validated (EV)
EV stands for Extended Validation and is the most premium type of SSL certificate available. These certificates are identified on websites mainly by the green address bar, the most universally recognized symbol of trust on the web. EV certificates are becoming more and more commonplace in the industry, especially amongst ecommerce sites, as they are used by some of the most trusted sites in the world like Bank of America, Twitter, Paypal, and more. These certificates require that a company complete a thorough vetting process before being issued.
Wildcard SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL certificates can cover one main domain name (www.domain.com) and an unlimited amount of subdomains (mail.domain.com, login.domain.com, test.domain.com, etc.).
WWW and non-WWW certificates
GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Sectigo (previous comodo CA) both offer coverage for www and non-www. As long as the certificate is generated with www as the common name, the non-www version will automatically be covered. This is not the case, however, for Symantec and Thawte certificates. You will to purchase separate certificates to cover both the www and non-www common name for either of those brands.