Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate

At Thawte, we believe in providing better than "checklist" SSL.

We compare SSL differently. We believe in delivering unwavering trust, great SSL certificate management, and best-in-class digital certificates – backed by the most reliable network infrastructure and authentication processes in the industry. To us, speeds & feeds are merely skin deep. Online security is about relationships founded on trust and respect, where loyalty comes from us first, and the benefits extend beyond saving you a few dollars. Benefit from the experience of Thawte.

Certificate
Authority

Thawte SSL123

GlobalSign DomainSSL

Comodo InstantSSL EssentialSSL

DigiCert

Prices in U.S. dollars

Buy Renew Does not offer DV SSL
Telephone Support Available 24/5, across 3 teams in the USA, Ireland, and Australia. Our staff speaks 35 languages. Mon-Fri 8am to 10pm EST Self-help website for Comodo SSL No support available for DV SSL
Warranty

$500,000

$10,000

$10,000

No warranty for DV SSL
Beyond Speeds & Feeds

CA issues strictly from their own roots**

Yes

Yes

No

No

CA does not license its intermediate roots**

Yes

No

No

Yes, but no root CA to support DV SSL

Uncompromised Network

Yes

No

No

Yes

Strong Infrastructure

Exceeds U.S. government standards

Far exceeds CA/B Forum requirements

Meets CA/B Forum requirements

Meets CA/B Forum requirements, despite questionable partner authentication oversight*

No DV SSL offering

Secure site seal

Yes. Available in 16 languages.

Yes

Yes

No seal for DV SSL

Years of SSL Experience

Est. 1995. First to offer SSL outside of USA

2003

2002

2004

Core Business

SSL & code signing certificates and certificate management tools

SSL & code signing certificates and certificate management tools

Desktop software, firewall downloads, and a web browser

Domain registration and website hosting

Key Takeaway

Affordable, trusted and uncompromising dedication to SSL.

Higher cost of ownership, limited support availability.

Pay a little less, but questionable partner authentication oversight.*

Does not offer DV SSL.

Summary

There are only a few SSL certificate providers which only focus on SSL as a core product. Among those specialized SSL providers, Thawte stands out as the sole certificate authority which:

  • provides affordable SSL certificates with a 17 year history of reliability
  • supports customers throughout the world
  • delivers reputable and trusted website security

Learn more about the benefits of Thawte, or if you’re still trying to decide which SSL certificate will best suit your needs, Thawte is here to help.

*http://blogs.comodo.com/it-security/data-security/the-recent-ra-compromise/

http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/03/25/comodo-certificate-issue-follow-up/

http://pastebin.com/74KXCaEZ

**https://www.eff.org/files/colour_map_of_CAs.pdf

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