Small Business and SSL

Secure Your Site and Inspire Trust Online

Every small business has the potential to grow big on the web. You have the opportunity to reach more customers, in more places with your products and services. To create a web presence that is both secure and trusted, add a Thawte® SSL Certificate to your site and display the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal.

Keep Your Online Business Private

SSL certificates keep online interactions private even though they travel across the public Internet. An SSL certificate is a bit of code on your web server. When a web browser contacts your secured web site, the SSL certificate enables an encrypted connection. It’s kind of like sealing a letter in an envelope before sending it through the mail. Learn more: How SSL Works.

Know Who to Trust

SSL certificates inspire trust in your web site and your business. When you request a Thawte SSL Certificate, we validate your information and issue a unique certificate to you. When users visit your secured web site, they see that your identity has been validated by Thawte. As a result, your customers will know that the site they’re interacting with is actually yours. Learn more: Get Started with SSL.

Trust Your SSL to Thawte

Thawte has secured thousands small business web sites worldwide since 1996. Easy enrollment and expert support help you get up and running fast. Timely renewal notices and online management ensure that your business stays secure online.

Let us help you pick the right SSL certificate for your business: Choosing an SSL Certificate.

How Do I Get Started?
  1. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for the web server you plan to secure. If you do not manage your own web server, contact your web host or Internet service provider to request a CSR.
  2. Select an SSL Certificate and click buy.
  3. Pick up your certificate in to your Thawte® Certificate Center Account.
  4. Follow installation instructions for your Web server.
  5. Download the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal to display on pages within your secured domain.
Why choose Thawte?

Thawte is trusted by millions of people worldwide. When we issue an SSL certificate, we know that our name will appear next to yours as the trusted third party who verified it. We take that trust seriously and lead the industry with rigorous authentication methods and a global infrastructure to support real-time certificate look-ups.

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