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Thawte offers several SSL certificate products, each with a particular business scenario in mind:

  • SSL Web Server Certificate with EV is an Extended Validation certificate capable of very high (256-bit) encryption. It includes detailed identity verification procedures to assure the maximum level of trust in high- security web sites and web applications.
  • SGC SuperCert is a premium SSL certificate capable of up to 256-bit encryption and full authentication. These certificates provide automatic 128-bit step-up encryption for certain older web browsers.
  • SSL Web Server Certificate is a standard SSL certificate with full authentication capable of up to 256-bit encryption.
  • SSL123 Certificate is a domain validation-only certificate capable of being issued within minutes, and capable of up to 256-bit encryption.
  • Wildcard SSL Certificates can be used to secure multiple sub-domains on the same fully-qualified top-level domain with a single certificate, offering up to 256-bit encryption. Consult a Thawte sales representative for information about these and other licensed products.


All SSL Web Server Certificates, SGC SuperCert, and SSL Web Server Certificate with EV customers may display the Secured by Thawte Trusted Site Seal on their web sites. This seal is a safe image, generated by Thawte, which provides visible proof of your site's trusted status. It is available in various languages and sizes, allowing for easy integration into your existing website design.

Testing SSL on Your Web Server

To gain a practical understanding of SSL certificates, you might want to download a Thawte SSL Trial Certificate for test and evaluation purposes. These certificates are valid for 21 days and will allow you to familiarize yourself with the installation process as well as to ensure compatibility with your web server software. To request your free SSL Trial Certificate, go to Trial SSL Certificate:

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SSL Certificates enable data encryption on the internet and allow data to be transmitted securely from a web server to a browser. With SSL, your website can use the https protocol and will display a padlock in end users web browsers to indicate the connection is secure.

Domain Validation certificates offer an economical and quick way to implement SSL to your website. Domain Validated certificates verify you own the domain, but do not perform any additional organization level validation.

Organization Validated SSL Certificates provide instant identity confirmation and strong SSL protection for your website and business.

EV SSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL activates the green address bar and displays your company or organization name in the browser address bar. These prominent visual security indicators let visitors know that extra steps were taken to confirm the site they're visiting, increasing user trust in your website and its credibility.

Wildcard SSL allows you to secure an unlimited number of subdomains on a single certificate. It’s a great solution for anyone who hosts or manages multiple sites or pages that exist on the same domain. The one-time cost of the certificate covers you for additional subdomains you may add in the future.

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