Extended Validation (EV) 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 at prices businesses can afford – 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, and we believe that loyalty starts with us.

Certificate
Authority

Thawte SSL Web Server with EV

GlobalSign Extended Validation SSL

Comodo EV SSL Certificate

DigiCert Extended Validation EV SSL Certificate

Prices in U.S. dollars

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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 Limited support hours during weekdays. Support is based in the UK and the USA.
Warranty

$1,500,000

$1,500,000

$250,000

No warranty information for EV 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

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*

Meets CA/B Forum requirements

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.*

Pay a little less, get limited phone support availability.

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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