SSL Web Server Wildcard Certificates
Secure Multiple Subdomains
Thawte SSL Web Server Wildcard certificates secure multiple subdomains with a single SSL certificate, reducing management time and cost. Using the wildcard notation (an asterisk and period before your domain name) allows you to extend security to different subdomains based on your top-level domain name.
Additionally, you can combine your WC certificate with Subject Alternate Names (SANs) and expand certificate functionality.
For example, if your company runs yoursite.com, a Wildcard certificate could also secure news.yoursite.com, blog,yoursite.com as well as www.yourdomain.com
- Most certificates issued in one day
- Get more for your money with unlimited subdomains and licenses, free reissues and the Thawte reputation
- Add SAN to secure additional domains and multi-level subdomains on one certificate
- Buy, renew, and manage certificates with a single, secure sign-in to Thawte® Certificate Center
- Protect confidential information exchanged with up to 256-bit encryption and 1.25M USD warranty
- Secure your competitive advantage with SSL from Thawte, a globally recognized certificate authority with root certificates included in over 99% of browsers
- Increase confidence by displaying the Thawte Trusted Site Seal
Wildcard SSL Certificates are now available through your Thawte Certificate Center Enterprise Account.
However, if you plan to buy more than 10 Thawte SSL Certificates this year, you may be eligible for a Thawte Certificate Center Enterprise Account with volume discounts and centralized control of all other Thawte certificates. To calculate savings for different types of SSL and code signing certificates, go to Volume SSL Discounts.
The right SSL certificate depends on the level of assurance your customers need and the minimum security level your organization requires.
Assurance and Authentication
Authentication means that a trusted third party (such as Thawte) has verified the identification information contained in your SSL certificate, assuring customers that your site is actually your site.
You are considering: Wildcard SSL Certificates with full organization validation. However, your domain name listed in the certificate includes an asterisk and may not fully assure users.
For more assurance, SSL Web Server Certificates with full organization validation include your domain name and validated organization name in certificate details and verification pages.
For the most assurance, SSL Web Server Certificates with EV turn the address bar green in high-security browsers, showing that your organization has met the industry’s highest standard of authentication. Extended Validation (EV) includes your domain name, organization, and location in certificate details and verification pages.
Security and Encryption
Encryption is the "secret code" used to keep online communications private when a web browser and web server talk to each other.
You are considering: Wildcard SSL Certificates with standard encryption
You are considering: Wildcard SSL Certificates with 128-bit or 256-bit encryption in the latest operating systems and web browsers. However, certain older browsers and operating systems only connect at 40-bit or 56-bit.
For strong encryption in the most browsers with server-gated cryptography (SGC) enable older browsers and operating systems to step up to 128-bit or 256-bit encryption.
If you need both Extended Validation and ECC, consider a Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV SSL Certificate.
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