List of top SSL Certificate Brands and Authorities

Symantec

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VeriSign SSL certificates are now known as Symantec SSL Certificates, since their acquisition in over the years, it has become one of the most trusted brand names in the field of SSL certificates. Many renowned companies including Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, EBay and Amazon rely on Symantec SSL certificates to secure their websites. These certificates provide the strongest encryption strength starting at 2048-bit. With the bundled Norton™ Secured Seal you can let visitors know your site is backed by the strongest name in SSL.

Symantec Secure Site Pro (also available as an EV), a variant with added features, comes with benefits like the green address bar, the Norton™ Secured Seal, daily malware scanning and free vulnerability assessment. This certificate offers the warranty amount of $1,500,000, which is highest in the SSL industry.

GeoTrust

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GeoTrust is the world’s second largest digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries rely on GeoTrust to secure their online transactions and conduct business safely over the Internet. GeoTrust certificates come with excellent features and benefits like 24/7 experts’ support, 256-bit cipher encryption and generous warranties.

Comodo SSL

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Comodo offers cheaper options when it comes to buying an SSL certificate. These economical options are highly preferred by the users who want certificates for all scales. Comodo SSL certificates offer the cheapest Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificate at just $ and is trusted by 99.9% browsers. They also provide unlimited server licenses, around-the-clock expert support and up to a $250,000 warranty.

However, it is to be noted that Comodo found itself in a hacking scandal, where counterfeit Comodo SSL certificates were used to spy on people in Iran, quite similar to the DigiNotar incidence.

DigiCert

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DigiCert is used by a lot of multinational companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, AT&T, Facebook, Amazon.com, Wikipedia, NASA and Core Logic. DigiCert offers up to 2048-bit encryption strength with their SSL certificates, and at very reasonable prices. For example, their Wildcard SSL certificates help you protect your entire domain, and costs less than $500! You could get their cheapest package for price as low as just $156 per year.

Thawte

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Thawte is yet another SSL certificate provider that offers low-cost SSL solutions. Their cheapest plan is available at $149/year involving certificates with 256-bit encryption, while Thawte’s Extended Validation (EV) packages are available for less than $600 However, you can sign-up for a two-year contract at only $995, which is roughly, just $500 per year.

Go Daddy

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Go Daddy is well known as one of the biggest domain registration and web hosting companies, but the company also offers SSL certificates. They offer some highly economical options in SSL certificates that are available at only $69.99 for ‘Standard’ (Domain Validated) certificate or $89.99 for ‘Deluxe’ (Organization Validated) package. Both these packages can be customized by the users as per their needs.

RapidSSL

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RapidSSL offers low price SSL solutions with a handful of benefits including free coverage of the “WWW” and non-“WWW” versions of your domain, and discounts on renewal. RapidSSL only issues Domain Validated SSL certificates, available within minutes of enrollment, helping you develop and launch a secure site quickly. Rapid SSL is also well known for offering free SSL certificates for a 30 day trial period.

GlobalSign

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GlobalSign is one of the longest established certificate authorities (CA) and leaders in Cloud PKI identity credentialing and automated SSL certificate management. GlobalSign x.509 Digital certificates are trusted by all major web and mobile browsers.

CERTUM

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Certum, created in co-operation with academic staff of West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland, is one of the major Certificate Authorities there offering SSL solutions across more than 50 countries. Their range of SSL certificates help users achieves high level of web-security at fairly reasonable prices.

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